NINE NATION ANIMATION
January 1–6, 2011 7pm and 9pm
Northwest Film Fourm
1515 12th Ave
Located on Capitol Hill between Pike and Pine
A cat and a mouse carry on a dysfunctional relationship in a futuristic landscape. A Chinese monk sets out on foot with a tiger during the Tang dynasty and happens upon the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan. Two blue-collar workers dissect the meaning of "normal" life, as the world crumbles around them. A box of matches succumb, to their detriment, to the appeal of a cigarette. Four people recount their various encounters—triumphant or terrifying, euphoric or down-to-earth–with an unforgettable rite of passage.
The World According to Shorts presents a selection of recent award-winning animated short films from the world's most renowned festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Annecy and Clermont-Ferrand.
Various directors, various countries, 85 min, 35mm
Deconstruction Workers by Kajsa Naess (Norway)
Average 40 Matches by Burkay Do?an & M. ?akir Arslan (Turkey)
Bâmiyân by Patrick Pleutin (France)
Please Say Something by David O'Reilly (Ireland/Germany)
Flatlife by Jonas Geirnaert (Belgium)
She Who Measures by Veljko Popoviç (Croatia)
Home Road Movies by Robert Bradbrook (United Kingdom)
The Tale of How by The Blackheart Gang (South Africa)
Never Like the First Time! by Jonas Odell (Sweden)I just got in from the 9pm show. This collection is truly magnificent!! Spectacular visuals, captivating storytelling, groundbreaking imagination!!!! This is a show for animators, animation fans, and anyone who loves films. GO SEE IT.
There are some with adult themes and curse words in subtitles, and a bird character gets ripped in half in one, just so you know. Not recommended for young children.
Here's a link to "Please Say Something". It's nonlinear storytelling at it's finest.
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