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International Programme 2 (15)

August 28, 2011
6:45 pm

The second of eight programmes featuring more than 100 of the very best and the very latest short, animated films. Every style, every genre, every technique. Your comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the international indie animation scene.

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‘In A Pig’s Eye’ (Atsushi Wada, 2010)

In A Pig's Eye

A delicate, surreal connection is made between a house sheltering all of mankind and a giant pig.

Japan, 10’10

‘Freud, Fish And Butterfly’ (Haiyang Wang, 2010)

Freud, Fish and Butterfly

Associations and transformations in a private world of untethered imagination. Possibly a psychological adventure, certainly an amazing journey.

China, 3’27

‘Pixels’ (Patrick Jean, 2010)


A cacophonous army of 8-bit characters overrun the city of New York like a swarm of marauders from the hard-drive of hell.

France, 2’35

‘Alambic’ (Marie Bloch-Laine, 2010)


A man confronts a fluid version of himself as a result of a very strange drinking experience.

Canada, 4’18

‘The Keeper’ (Katharina Huber, 2010)

The Keeper

A street magician opens a stretching, swaying, ever-morphing Pandora’s Box for his willing but wary audience.

Germany, 4’23

‘Bike Race’(Tom Schroeder, 2010)

Bike Race

A curious love triangle emerges in the midst of a ‘friendly’ bike race, staged to determine the best racer of all time.

USA, 12’15

‘Laszlo’ (Nicolas Lemee, 2010)


Laszlo is a man with no past, who just wants to live in peace – anywhere will do!

France, 4’00

‘The Crossing’ (Elise Simard, 2010)

The Crossing

There’s a little magic in the air. A boy and a rabbit embark on a night voyage.

Canada, 4’00

‘Little Quentin’ (Albert ‘t Hooft & Paco Vink, 2010)

Little Quentin

My Little Pony meets Charles Manson in this tale of murder and intrigue from (just) beyond the sandpit.

Holland, 9’35

‘Touch’ (Ferenc Cako, 2010)


An unconventional biographic exploration of the filmmaker’s father.

Hungary, 6’00

‘Wisdom Teeth’ (Don Hertzfeldt, 2010)

Wisdom Teeth

Mr Hertzfeldt’s excruciatingly funny extrapolation on dental extraction.

USA, 5’00

‘Parasite’ (Omid Khoshnazar, 2009)


The latest film from Omid Khoshnazar, who is perhaps the best animator at depicting modern war’s random excitements, stifling boredoms and luck-of-the-draw battleground winners and losers.

Iran, 8’34

‘Sleep’ (Claudius Gentinetta & Frank Braun, 2010)


Sleep. Full-breath ahead into the final sleep. A lullaby for a silent decline.

Switzerland, 4’09

‘A Morning Stroll’ (Grant Orchard, 2011)

A Morning Stroll

Loosely inspired by a real life event recounted in Paul Auster’s book ‘True Tales of American Life‘,  ‘A Morning Stroll’ tells the story of one New Yorker’s early morning encounter with a chicken, an event that plays out over 100 years.

UK, 6’47