I am looking forward for te Anima 2013 festival. I have to admit the programme was not that appealing like the previous year but I am sure I will enjoy the 4 films I have chosen together with Best of Shorts screenings.
Ernest & Célestine
In the conventional world of bears, it is certainly not the done thing to strike up a friendship with a mouse. Yet, clown and musician, Ernest the unconventional big bear welcomes little orphan Celestine into his house when she escapes her mouse underworld. These two solitary beings will support and comfort each other thereby disrupting the order of the forest.
Ernest et Célestine
Feature film by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner, France / Belgium, 2012, 1h. 20′
From 5 years.
An escaped convict takes off to a remote village to pick up his hidden loot. But what he finds there leads him into a fate much worse than prison life. He’s about to live out a real nightmare with a strange priest, some wandering spirits and odd disappearances. Humour and horror collide in this first Spanish stop motion feature.
O Apóstolo / El Apostol
Feature film by Fernando Cortizo, Spain, 2012, 1h. 22’
From 16 years.
A composite portrait of Buenos Aires made by contemporary Argentine animators and cartoonists, including Nine, Caloi and Juan Pablo Zaramella, who looked after the transition sequences. Love and tango, the Argentine capital tells its story…
Four short stories, each humorously reflecting a facet of the city.
Feature film by Maria Verónica Ramirez, Carlos Loiseau, Pablo Rodriguez Jauregui, Florencia Faivre, Pablo Faivre, Carlos Nine, Argentina, 2011, 1h. 35’
From 16 years.
Hana and her two children, Ame and Yuki live discretely in a quiet corner of the city. Their life is simple and happy, but they are concealing a secret: their father is a werewolf! When the children begin to have trouble hiding this double identity, their mother decides to move to the countryside, in a village close to a lush forest…
Okami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children Ame and Yuki)
Feature film by Mamoru Hosoda, Japan, 2012, 1h. 57’
From 10 years.