International Animation 1

  • 73 mins

Two programmes from the cutting edge of cinematic innovation.

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Bendito Machine

  • Jossie Malis /
  • Spain /
  • 2006 /
  • 5 mins

A primitive tale about power, corruption, religion and machines… as usual.

Director: Jossie Malis
Scriptwriter: Jossie Malis

The Cable Car

  • Claudius Gentinetta, Frank Braun /
  • Switzerland /
  • 2008 /
  • 7 mins

An old man travels to an unknown mountain destination inside a tiny, weathered and rusty cable car. During the ride, the old man treats himself to a good portion of snuff. When he sneezes heartily, the old gondola swings precariously. Later, the rhythmic sound of the wheels transporting the gondola upwards lulls the old man into slumber. But soon after, there is a new tickle in his nose, and he puts some more snuff on the back of his hand. One sneeze attack follows the other, and soon, the cabins once solid walls start falling apart, more with every attack. Now the rump of the cable car ascends to dizzying heights, mercilessly exposed to onslaughts of rain and snow. The old man, however, is far from inclined to accept such fate. Rather, he is quick to devise a new kind of cabin with his roll of sticky tape.

While travelling by cable car to a place somewhere in the mountains, an old man treats himself to some snuff. Et voilà! With every sneeze the cable car cabin is falling more and more apart. The man, however, is far from accepting his fate just like that.

Directors: Claudius Gentinetta, Frank Braun
Producer: Claudius Gentinetta
Editor: Marcel Ramsay
Production Designer: Karin Schwarzbek
Sound Production: ?Peter Bräker, Werner Haltinner, Darko Cinder
Music: Balz Bachmann

Crumblegiant, The

  • John McClosky /
  • United Kingdom, Northern Ireland /
  • 2007 /
  • 5 mins

An old woman remembers a childhood episode and joins this world of memory. Meanwhile the outside world goes on - oblivious.

Director: John McClosky
Producer: Pearse Moore
Scriptwriter: John McCloskey
Editors: Kevin Murray, Justine Scoltock
Music: John McCloskey

Le Grand Content

  • Clemens Kogler, Karo Szmit /
  • Austria /
  • 2007 /
  • 4 mins

The film demonstrates how systematically disorientation can take place, how logical nonsense can seem.

Directors: Clemens Kogler, Karo Szmit

Lullaby

  • Andrey Zolotukhin /
  • Russian Federation /
  • 2007 /
  • 14 mins

Why did he leave at night? When she was asleep. So not to tear her heart in pieces. So that memories could tear it away.

Director: Andrey Zolotukhin
Producer: Valentina Khizhnyakova
Scriptwriter: Andrey Zolotukhin & Ekaterina Sokolkova
Production Designer: Andrey Zolotukhin
Sound Production: Vladimir Golovnitski
Music: Oleg Karavaichuk

Madame Tutli-Putli

  • Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski /
  • Canada /
  • 2007 /
  • 17 mins

Madame Tutli-Putli boards the night train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past.

Directors: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski
Producer: Marcy Page
Exec Producer: David Verrall
Scriptwriters: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski
Production Designer: Laurie Maher
Sound Production: David Bryant
Music: Jean-Frederic Messier

The Mouse Trap

  • Woon Han /
  • South Korea /
  • 2007 /
  • 6 mins

A man is like a mousetrap and the city is like a minefield.

Director: Woon Han
Scriptwriter: Woon Han
Editor: Woon Han
Music: Ryu Eum

Wolfie the Pianist

  • Toshiki Iwahori /
  • Japan /
  • 2007 /
  • 15 mins

Wolfie the Pianist - All alone one fine day he receives a letter: Dear Wolfie, Please let us hear you play piano. Wolfie begins a journey through deserts carrying his piano with only the aim of finding the sender.

Wolfie the Pianist - One day he receives a letter: Dear Wolfie, Please let us hear you play piano. Wolfie begins a journey through deserts carrying his piano with the aim of finding the sender

Director: Toshiki Iwahori
Producer: Toshiki Iwahori
Scriptwriter: Toshiki Iwahori
Production Designer: Chieko Nakamura
Sound Production: Mitch Osias, Michael Arias

The Silence Beneath the Bark

  • Joanna Lurie /
  • France /
  • 2009 /
  • 11 mins

Director: Joanna Lurie
Producers: Christian Pfohl, Jean François Mozerr
Scriptwriter: Joanna Lurie
Editor: Marc Boyer
Sound Production: Adam Wolny, Christine Webster
Music: Michel Korb

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