- Running time79 minutes
- DirectorVarious Various
Animation, like childhood itself, can be full of wonder, with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and delivers a programme of delightful films full of simple joys.
14 films screening:
CHOIR TOUR – EDMUNDS JANSONS (Latvia, 5’15)
A world-famous boys’ choir goes on tour. Overseen by their conductor they are obedient, but when he gets trapped in a lift they become playful.
THE MOLE AT THE SEA – ANNA KADYKOVA (Russia, 5’00)
Everyone’s off to the seaside. Not wanting to miss out, the mole starts digging. When he gets there it’s nice and quiet with just a few crabs and a sailing boat to keep him company. But then the hordes arrive.
FRESH GUACAMOLE – PES (USA, 1’50)
Nominated for a 2012 Academy Award, Director PES creates fresh guacamole with his own special recipe.
RISING HOPE – MILEN VITANOV (Germany, 9’15)
Rising Hope, once the fastest horse in the world, suddenly turns into a loser. With the help of a new friend – a jack-of-all-trades hound – he finds hope and himself again.
LITTLE PLASTIC FIGURE – SAMO-SAMA (Germany, 3’10)
Sometimes we need a little help from our inanimate friends. A plucky stop-motion musical tribute to an unassuming doll figure and her sleepwalking companion.
PISHTO GOES AWAY – SONYA KENDEL (Russia, 9’00)
One autumn, Pishto gets so sick and tired of everything that he decides to leave for good. On his tiring journey he meets a cute and shy little dog.
TOM AND THE QUEEN BEE – ANDREAS HYKADE (Germany, 5’00)
All Tom wants is a slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey but the bees are getting in his way.
WIND – ROBERT LOEBEL (Germany, 3’05)
The wind can be a friend, a challenging protector or a wily, invisible predator. But how is it generated?
THE DEEP – PES (USA, 1’35)
Here’s a look at a strange underwater world you’ll never have seen before!
NEAREST AND DEAREST – MICHAEL SIEBER AND MAX STOHR (Germany, 6'45)
When the world’s best big sister is moving away, you really need a good plan to prevent her from leaving.
INTERNATIONAL FATHERS' DAY – EDMUNDS JANSONS (Latvia, 5’00)
For most people Fathers' Day is a celebration, but for one small bird it's an ordinary working day where he has to feed his family.
KOSTYA – ANTON DYAKOV (Russia, 6’00)
Kostya is a nice little skeleton. He is heading towards an unknown future, one he hopes will be bright.
A GUM BOY – MASAKI OKUDA (Japan, 3’45)
Kuchao is a bit of an outsider at school. The others are preoccupied with releasing balloons into the air, but he’d rather chew gum. But chewing bubble gum can also help you take off, high up to where the airplanes and rockets are.
ANATOLE’S ISLAND – AMER NAZRI AND CHRIS SHEPHERD (UK, 3’05)
Anatole, a little marmot, lives on a magic Island. When he runs into St Ignatius Anatole finds the poor man terribly upset about his lost snake. So Anatole sets off looking for it and bumps into many eccentric inhabitants along the way.
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