As much about light, color, texture and sound as it is about “story,” “Beautiful Like Elsewhere” evokes a mysterious dreamscape of shimmering tableaux that seem to exist just on the edge of consciousness. Populated by human and nonhuman organisms, classical images and pure form, this allusive world, which may be a vision of the afterlife, hints at a deeper level of awareness and meanings beyond words.
This experimental animated short takes a critical look at consumerism in a material world. Thousands of cut-out ads are presented in increasingly fragmented, rapid succession. The film's disorienting and hectic pace seeks to interrogate the extent to which seductive advertising is a shockingly strong force in shaping our desires, needs, and lives in contemporary capitalism.
In a clearing amongst a forest of pines lives a reclusive old man who struggles to keep himself warm in an unrelenting winter, though help comes from an unexpected friend.
Ça va, ça va
Fairytale full of light, magic and nostalgia. A clay doll awakens her surroundings that become a surreal world in constant flow of change. Shot with natural light the visible changes of daylight emphasize the passing of time in the film.
A painted outline of war conflicts in the history of mankind. Starting from attacks in the Stone Age and ending on the cruelty of World War II. The animation is a warning against an arms race that will inevitably lead to atomic destruction.
The debut of Stefan Janik, the director of animated films for children and adults. The film combines drawings and the cut-out technique. It is one of the anti-war manifestos, characteristic of Polish animation of the Cold War period.
A hermit crab with an obsession for shiny objects comes across a wedding ring that a young woman lost at the beach. They both find it at the same time and a chase ensues. Will the woman get her beloved ring back? Will the crab outwit her and hold on to his newly-prized possession?
The houses of the villagers are suddenly invaded by countless snakes. What to do with the plague? A good idea: to lead them away with other creatures that eat snakes. But the solution to a problem sometimes leads to even greater problems...
Burning in the desert sun, Eduardo - a lemonade seller - is fighting the urge to drink his last and final bottle of refreshing lemonade. When a thirsty client comes crawling to his stand, Eduardo comes into conflict with his own moral code.
An old bear goes out every day to a busy street corner. Through a tin marionette theater of his own making, the bear will tell us his life story.
A cow dreams away from the barn routine and goes out into the world, becomes a pop star, talks about world peace in the UN, takes a ride in space before she lands in everyday life again.
Join your favorite monkey as he takes on his most regal role yet in the all-new movie, Curious George: Royal Monkey. After disrupting a meeting with a stuffy royal family, George accidentally trades places with the king's snooty monkey, Philippe. While Philippe puzzles Ted with his flawless manners, George travels to the castle where his fun-loving antics raise eyebrows and bring shy Princess Isabel out of her shell. Featuring all-new music from Andy Grammer, this king-sized adventure reminds us all that doing what you love is the key to happiness.
A tale of two brothers told from the perspective of a rearview mirror
Not to be confused with Ocelot's 2011 feature film, Tales of the Night is a made for TV silhouette animation. It is a compilation of 3 fairy tale like stories, bridged by sequences of a boy and girl in an abandoned theater.
O is locked up and although his escape attempts keep failing he keeps persisting. In one way or another he'll manage to escape.
The Wedding Guest
A man seated next to the body of his young wife thinks about their brief life together. Suicide has been the only escape for her... Dumala's technique creates a dark, claustrophobic atmosphere, entirely suitable for Dostoyevski's novel "A Gentle Spirit" on which it is based.
A master owl tries to present the kindergarten end of year show. Unfortunately the night does not go as planned, as several unforeseen events happened, one after the other, even before the curtain came up.
Simon knows ducks quite well. They make noise, fly, swim, some even roll. Sometimes, it's a bit confusing and Simon gets lost.