17th Animateka x French Institute in Slovenia

29.11.2020

The Animateka International Animated Film Festival will take place online this year from 30.11. until December 9, 2020 … But not without the French Institute in Slovenia, in cooperation with which we will show you two French feature animated films this year.

 

CALAMITY, A CHILDHOOD OF MARTHA JANE CANNARY

Calamity, une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary, Rémi Chayé (Francija/Danska, 2020,  82′, sp)

1863, United States of America.

12-year-old Martha Jane and her family are headed West in a large covered wagon train in search of a better life. After Martha Jane’s father is hurt in a serious accident, she takes charge of her siblings and learns to drive the family wagon. She has never felt so free. Utterly practical and bold, Martha Jane dresses as a boy and becomes increasingly troublesome for the community due to her outspoken braveness. When the leader of the convoy wrongly accuses her of theft, she runs away to find proof of her innocence…

In the Wild, she discovers herself and a world which shapes her and confirms her unique personality, revealing the mythical and slightly mysterious Calamity Jane.

 

THE STATE AGAINST MANDELA AND THE OTHERS

France, 2018, bw, 103′, In French and English with Slovenian subtitles

2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. He seized centre stage during a historic trial in 1963 and 1964. But there were nine others who, like him, faced the death sentence. They too were subjected to pitiless cross-examinations. To a man they stood firm and turned the tables on the state: South Africa’s Apartheid regime was in the dock.

Recently recovered sound archives of those hearings transport us back into the thick of the courtroom battle.