Synopsis

This Festival Stop Motion Montreal program includes eight short films dealing with various themes such as family relationships, travel, grief, pollution and environmental resources and also presents more abstract films.

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Films In Competition : Program 3
Running time: 64 min

0) Festival intro video, 0:00, 2020


1) À la mer poussière | To the dusty sea, Héloïse Ferlay, 12:30, 2020, France, VOF with English subtitles
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 01:01

Left alone in the depth of summer, Malo and Zoe are trying their best to catch their mother’s elusive eye.

ABOUT: Héloïse Ferlay: https://vimeo.com/heloiseferlay

 


2) Body Echo, Ali Aschman, 2:58, 2019, U.K., VOE
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 13:24

A woman discovers her own fractured self in the room next door. Body Echo expresses psychological fragility and fragmentation of identity.

ABOUT: Ali Aschman: https://www.aliaschman.com/animationfilm

 


3) Uzi | Ties, Dina Velikovskaya, 7:24,  2019, Germany / Russia, no dial
Film category: Professional film
This film starts at: 16:22

There is a strong connection between parents and their child. A young woman leaves the parental home to see the world. But the world of her parents is so tightly connected with her that by leaving, she puts it at risk. It turns out that this connection can be also destructive.

ABOUT: Dina Velikovskaya: http://velikovskaya.de/



4) In the Shadow of the Pines, Anne Koizumi, 8:02, 2020, Canada, VO in English and Japanese with English subtitles
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 23:39

In the Shadow of the Pines is an animated short documentary about a difficult father-daughter relationship. Drawing on childhood memories, Anne Koizumi, the filmmaker, explores her upbringing with her Japanese immigrant dad, who was also the caretaker at the elementary school she attended. The film explores the idea of shame and how it can shape and define us while also concealing who we can truly become.

ABOUT: Anne Koizumi: https://blog.nfb.ca/blog/author/akoizumi/

 


5) REM, Artur Hanaj, 3:00, 2017, Poland, no dial
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 31:33

REM: the stage of sleep which invokes dreams. The film attempts to depict these hypnagogic visions, which are presented without narration. Fragments of the unconscious overtake and dismantle one another, in the process obliterating the dream from memory.

ABOUT: Artur Hanaj: http://www.polishanimations.pl/en/editor/2884/artur_hanaj


6) Machini, Tétshim & Frank Mukunday, 10:00, 2019, Belgium / Democratic Republic of the Congo, VOF with English subtitles
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 34:33

By the force of things and especially that of machines, we have become sleepwalkers, beings deprived of the good Lord, the damned of the earth and guinea pigs over the black market of history, guinea pigs of the machine.

ABOUT: Tétshim & Frank Mukunday: https://africalia.be/en/News-and-press/The-residency-of-Frank-Mukunday-and-Tetshim


7) Sororelle | Sororal, Louise Mercadier & Frédéric Even,14:56, 2019, France, VOF with English subtitles
Film category: Professional film
This film starts at: 44:21

Three sisters are facing an impending disaster: the imminent flooding by the Sea of the lands where they live. In the midst of such chaos, the sisterly union is shaken up and each of the sisters experiences the imminence of death, in their inner selves, in a different way.

ABOUT: Louise Mercadier & Frédéric Even: https://vimeo.com/evenmercadier


8) Archie, Ainslie Henderson, 4:14, 2018, U.K., no dial
Film category: Professional film
This film starts at: 59:17

Archie is devastated to learn of the death of his beloved aunt. He makes the long journey to the home she’s left him in the Outer Hebrides. Saddened by all the memories, the storm soon passes and a new day brings new hope for Archie and his dog.

ABOUT: Ainslie Henderson: https://vimeo.com/ainslie

 

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