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LIAF 2017: International Competition Programme 4 – Playing With Emotion (15)

December 3, 2017
9:00 pm

The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. We’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,600 entries to put together a series of screenings that showcase the best 126 new films across 10 competitive programmes.

This programme takes a look at all aspects of emotion – love and hate, sadness, anxiety and confusion. Subjects range from four women talking candidly about the nitty-gritty of their first loves and fumbling attempts at sexual expression, an ode to a lost age of internet love, the bizarre connection between a man, a woman, a snail and a fly and several other little gems.

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Summers Puke is Winters Delight (Sawako Kabuki, Japan)

Summers Puke is Winters Delight, Sawako Kabuki, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalPainful events become memories over time. This deliriously explicit film is truly demented, but with a serious core buried deep within its delightful insanity.

3min, 2016

Lovestreams (Sean Buckelew, USA)

Lovestreams, Sean Buckelew, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn ode to a lost age of internet love.

10min, 2017

My Mum’s Bonkers (Naomi Van Niekerk, South Africa)

My Mum's Bonkers, Naomi Van Niekerk, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMy mum’s bonkers. Out of one eye she cries Puccini, out of the other she reprimands me.

3min, 2017

First Hand Memories (Haruka Umemura, Japan)

First Hand Memories, Haruka Umemura, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA girl looks at her surrounding world through a core of toilet paper.

5min, 2016

The Bridge over the River (Jadwiga Kowalska, Switzerland)

The Bridge over the River, Jadwiga Kowalska, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA man on a bridge, separated from the love of his life. Wanting to be with her one last time, he decides to go and seek her in the hereafter.

6min, 2016

Hucho Hucho (Juan Carve, Uruguay)

Hucho Hucho, Juan Carve, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJ tells his grandson about the huchen – a fish that returns to the exact place where it was born after years of travelling the sea. Now it’s time to say goodbye and do the same thing.

5min, 2017

69 Sec (Laura Nicolas, Belgium)

69 Sec, Laura Nicolas, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA depiction of love as geometric shape. Stylish, sexy.

2min, 2016

Out of Internal Worlds (Helen Unt, Estonia)

Out of Internal Worlds, Helen Unt, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA fly rubs its hands together. A man and a woman, inside and out, balanced within and between each other. The fly takes flight, slugs move. The fly buzzes.

11min, 2016

Moczarski’s Case (Tomasz Siwiński, Poland)

Moczarski's Case, Tomasz Siwiński, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe true story of the encounter between a resistance officer under Nazi-occupied Poland during WW2 and a Nazi general, Jurgen Stroop, the liquidator of the Warsaw Ghetto.

5min, 2016

Under Mirabeau Bridge (Marjorie Caup, France)

image-on-its-wayUnder the Mirabeau Bridge flows the River Seine and our love.

3min, 2016

Link (Robert Loebel, Germany)

Link, Robert Loebel, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTwo characters are linked by their hair, influencing each other by every move they make.

7min, 2017

Last Summer, in the Garden (Bekky O’Neil, Canada)

Last Summer, in the Garden, Bekky O'Neil, LIAF, London International Animation Festival2 young city-dwellers travel to rural Ontario seeking a deeper connection to their roots. A lament to life, love and the growing season.

4min, 2016

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I Like Girls (Diane Obomsawin, Canada)

I Like Girls, Diane Obomsawin, LIAF, London International Animation Festival4 women reveal the nitty-gritty details of their first loves, erotic moments, and fumbling attempts at sexual expression.

8min, 2016

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