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Main Competition IV (2022) Tekmovalni program IV (2022)

različni avtorji / various / 76 min

The best new animated films from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe in the running for the ;DSAF (Slovene Animated Film Association) Audience Award and the Jury Grand Prix. The filmmakers featured in this strand include animation legends and debut filmmakers alike, and everyone in between.

A Brief History of Us
Etgar Keret (Fumi Studio/Etgar Keret)
Poland, Israel, 2021, 06'22"

When you are in a long-term relationship, you sometimes feel you are no longer an individual, but part of a super-organism. Your daily routine, the decisions you make, the music you hear and the air you breathe: it’s hard to tell the difference between my choices and our choices.

Wizyta / The Visit
Mateusz Jarmulski (Animoon)
Poland, 2021, 07'22"

African tropical forest. A dark figure escapes through the thicket. The hunters’ shouting grows. The chimpanzee’s eyes shine on her dark face. She is breathing heavily, flees through the jungle. The frightened animal reaches a beautiful colonial villa and enters inside. Leaving her natural environment, she will face an important choice.

Miłość w czasach gospodarki opartej na węglu / Love in Times of Coal-based Economy
Tomasz Siwiński (Letko/Adriatic Animation)
Poland, Croatia, 2021, 11'55"

A prehistoric fish takes the first step on dry land. A cuddling T-Rex couple is about to become extinct. Meanwhile in Poland, it is 1963, and the Winter of the Century is in full swing. A young coal loader is madly in love with a beautiful crane operator.

Sleda / Trace
Asparuh Petrov (Compote Collective)
Bulgaria, 2022, 06'19"

A young man is trying to hold his life and career together. He writes. When he learns that his wife is pregnant, everything collapses. He enters the dark space of his fears where he is confronted by memories of his childhood.

Sjeti se kako sam jahala bijelog konja / Remember How I Used to Ride a White Horse
Ivana Bošnjak Volda, Thomas Johnson Volda (Kreativni sindikat)
Croatia, 2022, 09'56"

Time continuously elapses; apathy can trap consciousness into a loop. Escaping this stagnation, one can discover the true beauty of existence.

98 kg
Izabela Plucińska (Las Sztuki/Claytraces)
Poland, Germany, 2021, 05'11"

The film centers on domestic violence. The main character is a woman abused by her husband. We watch a form of toxic relationship in which the characters are endlessly trapped. 98kg symbolizes the heavy weight of a set of barbells, as well as that of the husband.

Sfera / The Sphere
Manuel Šumberac (Kinorama/Schick Production)
Croatia, Switzerland, 2022, 13'30"

A shift in the routine inevitably disrupts the harmony between Io and the Sphere causing the irreversible destruction of their coexistence by creating a new, seemingly different reality that will set new rules, a new routine.

Sierra
Sander Joon (BOP! Animation/AAA Creative)
Estonia, 2022, 15'56"

A father and his son are losing a folk race. In order to win, the boy turns himself into a car tire. Loosely inspired by the director's childhood, Sierra pulls us into the surreal car racing world.

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