It is a rare thing when a student film is so beautifully made that it garners an Oscar nomination (and a whole lot of other nominations besides), but “Head Over Heels” is just such a film.
Graduate animation student Timothy Reckart’s stop-motion animated short about a couple whose relationship is falling apart is deftly told, beautifully executed, and a delight to watch. His story is told without words, and really, you don’t miss them. The relationship’s disintegration is represented by the fact that the pair live on literal opposite ends of their world. One lives on the floor and the other on the ceiling.