Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Join us for some of the best short animated films that were presented at the 2015 Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France. Films include:
“Alison” (1 min. Dirs. Jules Rigolle, Leïla Courtillon, Nathan Otaño, Martin Hurmane, Adrien Calle) In this tribute to Britain’s first female animator, Alison is giving birth to a creature that runs away when faced with the oppressing stares of huge statues surrounding it.
“Yùl and the Snake” (13 min. Dir. Gabriel Harel) Yùl, 13, goes with his big brother Dino to make a deal with Mike, a thug escorted by his Argentine mastiff; when things go wrong, a mysterious snake appears.
“Tigers Tied Up in One Rope” (8 min. Dir. Benoit Chieux) An extremely lazy boy is scolded by his mother, who can no longer bear to watch him do nothing but eat and sleep all day long. He finally decides to get a job and reveals unanticipated amounts of imagination, creativity and perseverance.
“Sunday Lunch” (14 min. Dir. Céline Devaux) As Jean observes his family members, they ask him questions but don't listen to his answers; they give him advice that they don't follow; they kindly stroke him and slap him. It's all normal – it's Sunday lunch.
“A Slice of the Country” (7 min. Dir. Hanna Letaïf) A family of animals finds a nice spot for a picnic in the countryside. But the tranquil atmosphere of this luncheon on the grass rapidly degenerates.
“Rhizome” (12 min. Dir. Boris Labbé) From the infinitely small to the infinitely big, everything in the universe is closely linked and made up of a combination of movements in perpetual metamorphosis.
“My Home” (12 min. Dir. Phuong Mai) The day after Hugo’s mother comes home, he wakes up to find black feathers scattered all over the house.
“In Deep Waters” (12 min. Dir. Sarah Van Den Boom) Three characters share a secret and intimate experience that makes an indelible mark on their lives.