Friday, November 14, 2008

Foreign Animated Film Fest

Das Rad (The Wheel)

Two stone-people have seen a lot in their everlasting lives. Mankind is discovering and inventing, instead of just woozeling, and this new behavior starts to threaten their stoic peacefulness...

En Tus Brazos (In Your Arms)

The greatest tango dancer of the 20's is stuck in a wheelchair after a tragic accident. Thanks to his wife, he recovers the use of his legs, the time of one imaginary dance, ending entreating passionately "Don't stop, hold me tight".

Bendito Machine 1 (Blessed Machine 1)

Oh lord, who saves us from the shadows; blesses all those divine good-intentioned warriors, bright creatures that produced our lives and fuel. Let's be thankful for your grace, and praise your loving ideals of justice, fairness and consumption. Amen.

Bendito Machine 2 (Blessed Machine 2)

Arka (Ark)

An unknown virus has destroyed almost the entire human population.

Oblivious to the true nature of the disease, the only remaining survivors escape to the sea. In great ships, they set off in search of uninhabited land. So begins the exodus, led by one man...

[and the not so foreign - just because ;)]

Spring Heeled Jack

A warning to all naughty children - a goblin steals the voices of troublesome youngsters while they sleep in this gothic short animation, directed by Geof Wolfenden.

Jack is a menace with springs for heels, to help him jump from rooftop to rooftop in this dark fairytale - that has a pinch of Grimm's Tales and a spoonful of Tim Burton, in an original and highly visual mix.

[Still want more? Watch Sebastian's Voodoo. That should do it. - c]