BERLIN ANIMATIONS 1



Bus 44

Dawit by David Jansen (2015) (Germany) (15m) *

The dialogue-free Dawit (or Daewit) was a hit on the short animation festival circuit around the world before becoming a FILMSshort Competition winner. The baby Dawit lives with his violent father and fearful mother on a small island, before his mother decides his best chance of survival is elsewhere and puts him in a tiny boat and sends him out to sea. Washed up on a beach, Dawit is brought up by a pack of wolves before humans intervene. But can Daewit live in our human world and can he forget his dark past?


Wonder by Mirai Mizue (2014) (Japan/France) (8m) *

Wonder was a hit on the film festival circuit, including at Berlin International Film Festival. It was made over a full 365 days, with the Mizue hand-drawing 8760 pictures (one picture for every hour of the year). Although made in a different medium, it is reminiscent - and has the mesmeric qualities - of the BAFTA winning animation, The Bead Game, by Ishu Pate. It is pretty psychedelic.

 

Seven Days in the Wood

Echo by Merlin Flugel (2013) (Germany) (5m) *

If you have any idea what is going on in this somehwat experimental animation, please let me know. In Echo, a man appears to escape a flood on a dog-like creature, then finds a new and strange civilization that worships a pseudo deity. Is that right? Is it a comment on religion? Humanity? The need to conform? Honestly, I think it may be a little bit to arcane for my tastes but the Berlin selectors obviously liked it.

 

Echo

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