‘The Wrong Man’ Review: Ross Golan’s Music is Set to Animation in a Promising Cinematic Experiment [Tribeca]
Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 by Caroline Cao
Tribeca Review: The Wrong Man Animated Film Wavers in Its Vision Against Ross Golan’s Exalted Soundtrack
I came into The Wrong Man blind to the context, as this was my intro to the voice and sound of multi-platinum musician Ross Golan and the vision of co-director and animator John Hwang. Running 65 minutes, The Wrong Man is an experimental animated film with a unique display of visual ideas set to a stellar soundtrack.
The Wrong Man opens with Golan, in grainy rotoscope, singing a lament for a fictionalized man, Duran, convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. From there, the film spirals into animated sequences of the life of Duran, brooding in the cell, contemplating the events that led to his jailing, all animated to the track list of Golan’s album.