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Nine Nation Animation (2010)

Director: David O'Reilly
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Studio: New Yorker Video
Genre: Independent, Short Films, Animation
Running Time: 98 min.

Synopsis
A cat and a mouse carry on a dysfunctional relationship in a futuristic landscape. A Chinese monk sets out on foot with a tiger during the Tang dynasty and happens upon the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan. Two blu-collar workers dissect the meaning of 'normal' life, as the world crumbles around them. A box of matches succumb, to their detriment, to the appeal of a cigarette. Four people recount their various encounters -- triumphant or terrifying, euphoric or down-to-earth -- with an unforgettable rite of passage.

Norway, Turkey, France, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Croatia, United Kingdom, South Africa and Sweden. 2010. 82 min. Color. In Norwegian, Swedish, Farsi, Chinese and English with English subtitles.

NINE NATION ANIMATION is a collection of award-winning animated short films, selected by The World According to Shorts curator Jonathan Howell from festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Annecy and Clermont-Ferrand.

Deconstruction Workers by Kajsa Naess (Norway)

  • She Who Measures by Veljko Popovic (Croatia)
  • Average 40 Matches by Burkay Dogan and M. Sakir Arslan (Turkey)
  • Please Say Something by David O'Reilly (Ireland/Germany)
  • Flatlife by Jonas Geirnaert (Belgium)
  • Home Road Movies by Robert Bradbrook (United Kingdom)
  • Bamiyan by Patrick Pleutin (France)
  • The Tale of How by The Blackheart Gang (South Africa)
  • Never Like the First Time! by Jonas Odell (Sweden)
  • BONUS FILM: The Runt by Andreas Hykade, Germany; Theatrical Trailers



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