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UK Premiere Feature: Tito On Ice (Max Andersson & Helena Ahonen, 2012) (15)

October 28, 2013
9:00 pm

Tito on Ice, Max Andersson, Helena Ahonen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTo promote their book Bosnian Flat Dog, Swedish comics creators Max Andersson and Lars Sjunnesson tour the countries of former Yugoslavia with a mummified Marshal Tito in a refrigerator.

They encounter a number of characters populating the post-Yugoslav indie cultural scene. As the journey continues through increasingly improbable surroundings, the protagonists begin to question themselves and Tito on Ice, Max Andersson, Helena Ahonen, LIAF, London International Animation Festivalthe reality they find themselves in. Watching border controls turn into improvised snapshot sessions, admiring mutant iron-curtain Disney toys, buying souvenir grenade shell handicrafts and discovering sniper art in blown-out apartments, they find that truth may indeed be stranger than fiction.

A combination of stop-motion animation and documentary scenes, the film turns into a roller coaster ride through a parallel universe Tito on Ice, Max Andersson, Helena Ahonen, LIAF, London International Animation Festivalwhere all borders are disintegrating – at the same time tragic, poetic and hilariously funny.

Sweden/Germany, 76’00

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Director Biography

Described as “Europe’s Tim Burton”, Max Andersson is a world-famous cartoonist and filmmaker known for books such as Pixy and Death and Candy. Tito on Ice is his first feature-length film.