“Animation Spotlight” – 2015 Sundance Collection of Short Animated Films

Next up to see:  “Animation Spotlight” at The 2015 Sundance Film Festival.


Animation Spotlight

The animated film “Beach Flags”.

Beach Flags—Vida, a young Iranian lifeguard, is determined to be the one to participate in an international competition in Australia. However, when Sareh, who is just as fast and talented, joins the team, Vida faces an unexpected situation.

Palm Rot—An old Florida fumigator discovers a mysterious crate in the Everglades that ruins his day.

Two Films About Loneliness—A split screen separates the worlds of Jonathan Smallman, who is recording his online dating profile, and Philip Button, Internet chef and hamster, who is noisily recording his new cooking video.

Mynarski Death Plummet—A completely handmade historical micro-epic combining wartime aviation melodrama with classical and avant-garde animation techniques, Mynarski Death Plummet is a psychedelic photo-chemical war picture on the themes of self-sacrifice, immortality, and jellyfish.

Bath House—Six characters meet in a public bathhouse: the pedant bathhouse manager, a couple with a strange way of communicating, and a gang with shady intentions. Something goes wrong.

Tupilaq—The Tupilaq is both a symbol of the spirit of a forefather and a curse. This personal and moving short film revolves around the themes of cultural alienation, abuse, and the contrast between mythological Greenlandic nature and Western urban culture.

The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal—A computer and a woman fall in love, only to be torn apart because of their inappropriate feelings for each other.

The Horse Raised By Spheres—Horse ponders his loneliness.

Storm hits jacket—A storm reaches the shores of Brittany. Nature goes crazy, and two young scientists get caught up in the chaos. Espionage, romantic tension, and mysterious events clash with enthusiasm and randomness.

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