Tonight is Anima in Brussels. The organization guides you through the program in ten tips, of a South Korean zombie film to a psychedelic pyjamawedstrijd.
Louise and Hiver (Jean-François Laguionie)
Open does the festival with the fifth and most personal album of the French master. Louise remains behind alone in a seaside town somewhere in Normandy, after all the tourists have their bags caught. The poetic, melancholy story and the beautiful pastel tones do you are guaranteed of a dream. Anima honors Laguionie, in addition, by also his short films, four albums and a documentary on the making of his film Le Rêveur éveillé to show.
In This Corner of the World (Sunao Katabuchi)
The young Suzu in 1944, married and moves in with her in-laws in Kure, near Hiroshima and in front of the fleet was constantly under fire from American attacks. This touching film tells the story of the war through the eyes of a traditional Japanese family, struggling to survive.
Seoul Station (Yeon Sang-ho)
That Asia is the mecca for animatieliefhebbers, also proves this film. Director Sang-ho is one of the new voices from South Korea. His third full-length album, falls under the heading of ‘zombie film’, but is in the first place, a biting indictment of the Korean society, in which the inequality between the poor and the rich just seem to take.
Nerdland (Chris Prynoski)
Also in the US, is proper animation. Nerdland is a stocky low-budget film full of biting and grotesque satire, ideal for lovers of South Park. The scenario is actually from the pen of Andrew Kevin Walker, who previously to the legendary Se7en brought forth.
Short films, short films and even short films
One of the highlights of the festival is the wide selection of short films, from all corners of the world and divided into different programs. For example, there are the twenty-two short films from eighteen different animatiescholen and departments, most from Europe, but also from Korea, USA, Israel, Japan and Australia.
April 25 (Leanne Pooley)
It is 1915 and the First world War is in full swing. The British want with the bloody Battle of Gallipoli, the strategic Dardanelles in the hands, which are controlled by the Turks. To this end Australian and New Zealand troops deployed. This documentary animated film, based on photos and letters from soldiers and nurses, grasps by the throat.
On march 4, you can enjoy movies the action until the last hours. Than offers Flagey three programs in the good company of animatiefilmmakers. On the menu: humor, irony, music, and a pinch of trash. Oh yes, and there is a psychedelic pyjamawedstrijd.
Solan & Ludwig: The Great Kaasrace (Rasmus A. Sivertsen)
In Norway Solan and Ludwig a concept and do their movies the bioscoopkassa’s ring. In this exciting adventure to the brutal duck Solan and cautious hedgehog Ludwig to participate in a race. A children’s film with the heart in the right place, which also was nominated for a Crystal Bear at the Berlin film Festival.
My name is Zucchini (Claude Barras)
This oscar-nominated animated film did al lot of hearts melt. We follow the ups and downs of a little boy with the special name Zucchini, whose alcoholic mother in a tragic way to perish. Despite the heavy theme, the film invariably the right tone. Funny and touching at the same time.
Virtual Reality Festival EXPERIENCE
The second edition of this festival takes up residency at Anima. A great opportunity to get acquainted with the novelties of virtual reality. EXPERIENCE provides an innovative content that has been developed by independent artists and famous animation studios. As a spectator you will be immersed in a short film, for the full 360°. For those who love intense experiences!
Anima-festival will continue until 5/3 place in Flagey (Brussels), animafestival.be