Posted by Fabio 15 September 2009

11 year-old Aaron plays a game of Hide and Seek in which his friend Tony is never found. The mystery of their relationship and of their queer attachment to the armoire in Aaron’s bedroom can only be revealed, it turns out, through hypnosis. At once a comedy, a horror and a melodrama, Jamie Travis’ The Armoire is the resounding finale to his Saddest Children in the World trilogy.

With The Armoire, Jamie Travis has completed his second trilogy of short films. His six shorts, all of which have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, have established him as a director of precise vision. Called “one of the most original voices in Canadian cinema” by The Toronto Star’s Bruce Kirkland, Jamie’s body of work—Why the Anderson Children Didn’t Come to Dinner (2003), The Patterns Trilogy (2005/2006), The Saddest Boy in the World (2006) and now The Armoire—has drawn comparisons to filmmakers as disparate as Peter Greenaway, Todd Solondz and Alfred Hitchcock. Numerous retrospectives of his work have been held, most notably at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts and at the Prague International Film Festival.

Watch trailer here