Animated Documentaries II

Animation has the power to put on the screen the situations and emotions which no camera can capture. This makes its combination with the documentary form a perfect medium to discuss sensitive issues. The programme of best animated documentaries of this festival season demonstrates that what seem as incompatible genres, when combined, produce an even more powerful result.

Veter žvižga / Fischia il vento / The Wind Whistles

Directed by: Alessandro Dordoni
Short synopsis:

April 16th, 1945. The end of World War II is approaching, but a small partisan outpost located near enemy lines has to overcome one last major obstacle – resist the surprise attack of 450 SS soldiers.

Znotraj / Vevnitř / Inside

Directed by: Viktorie Štěpánová
Short synopsis:

How does it feel not to understand your own body and its needs? To perceive everything but food blurry and meaningless? The film shows a day in life of a person suffering a mental illness called Anorexia Nervosa. It is an intimate insight into the mind of an anorexic, who just must somehow interact with the raw reality.

Freedom Swimmer

Directed by: Olivia Martin-McGuire
Short synopsis:

A father’s story of his perilous swim from China to Hong Kong during the Cultural Revolution rhythmically parallels his son’s weekly fight for freedom in the Hong Kong protests now. An intergenerational story.

Ni me več strah / Már nem félek / I’m Not Afraid Anymore

Directed by: Eszter Kardos
Short synopsis:

Fear is an inevitable part of our lives; we all hide big or small dreads in ourselves, with real or imagined origins. People of Budapest were asked about their fears in this docu animation, which shows we are not alone with our fears. If we acknowledge and respect it, we can share a laugh.

Lhommove sanje / Les Songes de Lhomme / Lhomme’s Dreams

Directed by: Florent Morin
Short synopsis:

Studying in his cabinet of curiosities, Dr. Jules Lhomme imagines himself an explorer of territories where he has never been.

Poliamorija / Amours Libres / Polyamory

Directed by: Emily Worms
Short synopsis:

Two friends talk about their relationships. Polyamory and politics, they only let their love decide.

May•Jeju•Day

Directed by: Jude Kang
Short synopsis:

On Jeju Island, considered the Hawaii of Korea, an incident named "April 3" killed about 1 in 10 people under the control of the U.S. military government shortly after liberation from Japanese colonial rule. In this film, the children who survived the massacre 70 years ago testify.

Animated Documentaries II

Animation has the power to put on the screen the situations and emotions which no camera can capture. This makes its combination with the documentary form a perfect medium to discuss sensitive issues. The programme of best animated documentaries of this festival season demonstrates that what seem as incompatible genres, when combined, produce an even more powerful result.

Short synopsis:

April 16th, 1945. The end of World War II is approaching, but a small partisan outpost located near enemy lines has to overcome one last major obstacle – resist the surprise attack of 450 SS soldiers.

Znotraj / Vevnitř / Inside

Directed by: Viktorie Štěpánová
Short synopsis:

How does it feel not to understand your own body and its needs? To perceive everything but food blurry and meaningless? The film shows a day in life of a person suffering a mental illness called Anorexia Nervosa. It is an intimate insight into the mind of an anorexic, who just must somehow interact with the raw reality.

Freedom Swimmer

Directed by: Olivia Martin-McGuire
Short synopsis:

A father’s story of his perilous swim from China to Hong Kong during the Cultural Revolution rhythmically parallels his son’s weekly fight for freedom in the Hong Kong protests now. An intergenerational story.

Short synopsis:

Fear is an inevitable part of our lives; we all hide big or small dreads in ourselves, with real or imagined origins. People of Budapest were asked about their fears in this docu animation, which shows we are not alone with our fears. If we acknowledge and respect it, we can share a laugh.

Short synopsis:

Studying in his cabinet of curiosities, Dr. Jules Lhomme imagines himself an explorer of territories where he has never been.

Short synopsis:

Two friends talk about their relationships. Polyamory and politics, they only let their love decide.

May•Jeju•Day

Directed by: Jude Kang
Short synopsis:

On Jeju Island, considered the Hawaii of Korea, an incident named "April 3" killed about 1 in 10 people under the control of the U.S. military government shortly after liberation from Japanese colonial rule. In this film, the children who survived the massacre 70 years ago testify.