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International Programme 7: Into the Dark (15) Repeat Screening

October 31, 2012
9:30 pm

The best of recently released short animated films from all over the world, carefully chosen from 2000-plus entries. They come in from every corner and use every technique. The one thing these 7 films have in common is that they are some of the creepiest, darkest films made in the last 18 months. Be scared, be very scared!

This screening is part of a Special Halloween Programme at The Horse Hospital Your ticket gives you entry to the whole programme.

Book tickets

‘Underlife’ (Jaroslaw Konopka, 2010)

Underlife, Jaroslaw Konopka, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012The cyclical nature of existence combines with the past and the future to pursue the destructive influence that ancestors have on man.

www.se-ma-for.com

Poland, 8’32

‘Blanche Fraise’ (Frédérick Tremblay, 2011)

Blanche Fraise, Frederick Tremblay, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012Two rabbits are starving to death in this sinister fairy tale in a dying forest.

Canada, 16’44

‘How to raise the Moon’ (Anja Struck, 2011)

How to raise the Moon, Anja Struck, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012In a place of condensed time, sleep (a fox) and death (a bunny) fight for a woman’s life in this homage to early surrealistic silent cinema.

Germany/Denmark, 8’27

‘Coming of Oracle / Prohveti sünd’ (Rao Heidmets, 2011)

Coming of Oracle / Prohveti sünd, Rao Heidmets, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012Human beings are slaves to their imagination. To be free of it is a long and complicated journey which requires, above all, a good memory.

www.nukufilm.ee

Estonia, 13’00

‘Black Doll / Prita Noire’ (Sofia Carillo, 2011)

Black Doll / Prita Noire, Sofia Carillo, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012Two sisters are bonded and bound by co-dependence, separation anxiety and routine in this creepy mix of time-lapse and puppetry.

Mexico, 8’10

‘Bydlo’ (Patrick Bouchard, 2012)

Bydlo, Patrick Bouchard, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012Inspired by Mussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition – earth is brought to life through clay sculptures, creating a tactile nightmare in which man is his own slave driver.

www.nfb.ca

Canada, 8’55

‘Plume’ (Barry Purves, 2011)

Plume, Barry Purves, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A thrilling screening of Purves’ latest masterpiece. A winged man, a fall, a hostile encounter, a life changed forever.

www.darkprince.fr

France, 14’40