Film Archive

Cure

Documentary Film
Canada,
Ethiopia,
Germany
2015
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Sarah Noa Bozenhardt
Sarah Noa Bozenhardt
Fasika Abebe, Aster Assefa
Bernarda Cornejo Pinto
Sarah Noa Bozenhardt
Sarah Noa Bozenhardt, Bernarda Cornejo Pinto
An extremely tender portrait of Aster, a blind young mother who lives with her little daughter in a shared home for single mothers in Ethiopia. Her low singing about love and little mice pervades the film like a seeing person’s dream. The little girl is still called Bethi, but Aster wants to change her name to Medanit: the Amharic word for cure. The child leads her from darkness to light. She is her mother’s eye.

Matthias Heeder

Deyzangeroo

Animated Film
Canada
2017
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Maral Mohammadian
Ehsan Gharib
Habib Meftah Boushehri
Olivier Calvert
In the colonial port of Bushehr, the horror of an imminent eternal lunar eclipse was met with a special ritual, the Deyzangeroo. Between the starry skies, the black waves and the dark coast a rhythmic chanting unleashed forces which multiplied to re-capture the light. Ehsan Gharib uses the expressive force of painting on glass, interval photography and mirror tricks – set to the mystic music of Habib Meftah Boushehri.

Nadja Rademacher



Golden Dove for best animated short film in the International Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film

I Am Here

Animated Film
Canada
2016
5 minutes
subtitles: 
No
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Shirley Vercruysse, Michael Fukushima
Eoin Duffy
MENALON
Eoin Duffy, Henrique Barone
Eoin Duffy
John Black
Cosmic noise, a quivering baseline. Frank is gliding through the philosophical universe of his thoughts. Emotions flare up, images and language stumble, everything piles up in a deluge of feelings... and crashes on the anti-poetic ground of the reality of the norm. In stunning and minimalist design, Eoin Duffy paints the powerful portrait of a lonely, special soul who “sometimes outlived the stars”.

André Eckardt


Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award

I Don’t Feel Anything Anymore

Animated Film
Belgium,
Canada
2017
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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William Henne, Delphine Cousin, Delphine Renard, Marc Bertrand
Noémie Marsily, Carl Roosens
Pierre Yves Drapeau
Noémie Marsily, Carl Roosens
The couple live high above the city in the basket of a crane. The woman fire fighter and the magician share the small joys and worries of life in their intimate life together. The world is still as it should be up here. Or is it? Similarities with escapist tendencies when dealing with the chaos of our riotous world are bound to be purely coincidental in this animated satire. The dynamic lines of the drawings are reinforced by a strong soundtrack by Canadian soprano Natalie Choquette.

Nadja Rademacher

Manivald

Animated Film
Canada,
Croatia,
Estonia
2017
13 minutes
subtitles: 
No
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Chintis Lundgren, Draško Ivezić, Jelena Popović
Chintis Lundgren
Terence Dunn
Chintis Lundgren, Draško Ivezić, Jelena Popović
Chintis Lundgren
Chintis Lundgren, Draško Ivezić
Pierre Yves Drapeau
Manivald (fox, 33) lives under his draconian, slightly weird mother’s thumb. His repressed behaviour takes a turn when the washing machine breaks down. That is, takes a turn when Toomas the plumber (wolf, sexy) appears with his “deluxe tools”. Candy-pink romance, tough drama and depth psychology, packaged with delicate comedy and a remarkable sense of timing by Chintis Lundgren.

André Eckardt

Red of the Yew Tree

Animated Film
Canada
2016
12 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Felix Dufour-Laperrière and Nicoas Dufour-Laperrière
Marie-Hélène Turcotte
Nicolas Bernier
Felix Dufour-Laperrière
Marie-Hélène Turcotte
Marie-Hélène Turcotte and Daniel Canty
Olivier Calvert
The girl takes the gun from the wall. Her mother’s daughter goes hunting. Images merge into each other – an undulating meadow becomes a flowing river becomes a rough mountain landscape. The female yew tree bears red fruit in autumn; it is a symbol of eternity. Marie-Hélène Turcotte’s remarkably compelling style of drawing and her lyrical animation are concrete and enchanted, tender and brutal.

André Eckardt


Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award

Sonámbulo – The Sleepwalker

Animated Film
Canada
2015
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Theodore Ushev, Galilé Marion-Gauvin, Dominique Noujeim
Theodore Ushev
Nikola Gruev, Kottarashky
Theodore Ushev
Theodore Ushev
Theodore Ushev
Olivier Calvert
A free interpretation of the poem “Romance Sonámbulo” by Federico García Lorca. The “gipsyness” of Kottarashky’s music and the hypnotic choreography add to the poetic layers of colour and form. Ushev’s personal aesthetics, reminiscent of Miró here, takes us on a surreal trip to the guts of early twentieth-century modern art in Spain and to some of Lorca’s basic symbolic elements: water, air, mirrors, moon, the colour black and the female.

Victor Orozco

The Clitoris

Animadoc
Canada
2016
3 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Lori Malépart-Traversy
Lori Malépart-Traversy
Eliazer Kramer
Lori Malépart-Traversy
Lori Malépart-Traversy
Lori Malépart-Traversy
Lori Malépart-Traversy
Lori Malépart-Traversy, Vanessa Zaurrini
The story of a sensitive, stubborn creature whose discovery some men liked to argue about, while others declared it an enemy. Lori Malépart-Traversy’s charming and refreshingly mellow “sex education film” presents naked historical facts and buries false myths about the only human organ that exists exclusively to give pleasure.

André Eckardt

The Sisters’ Bedroom

Animated Film
Canada
2018
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Claire Brognez
Claire Brognez
Pierre Yves Drapeau
Claire Brognez
Catherine Legault
Claire Brognez
Claire Brognez
Pierre Yves Drapeau
Abandoning yourself to your dreams, closing the curtains and being alone at last. The sibling hidden under the bed is mainly interested in the secretly hoarded chocolate, while the older sister has her first sexual fantasies. And what is this mysterious red ribbon? An animation with delicate figures that seem to be made of porcelain which creates a sensual mood whose innocence live action film can never achieve.

Saskia Walker