Original title: Isdraken
Eleven-year-old Mik is learning as much as he can about whales, and loves rock music. He lives with his older brother Tony and unemployed alcoholic dad in the suburbs of Stockholm. One day, things take a turn for the worse and Mik is forced by the youth welfare office to go and live with his aunt Lena in a remote village in the north of Sweden. His world collapses, until he befriends brothers Bengt and Bertil, falls in love with the fearless and assertive Pi, helps his friends build a snowmobile, and eventually finds his way home.
Based on a poem by Marie Jacobs, this animated short by Oscar-winning director Co Hoedeman pays tribute to the ingenuity of the Dutch people during a dark period of their history – the winter of hunger in 1944-45. It's the closing months of the war in occupied Holland. Some women unravel a beautiful bedspread in order to knit 55 socks to barter for food. Reaching back into his childhood memories, Hoedeman has made a simple, poetic film of rare beauty.
Despite her family’s frugal life, Anuschka dreams of wearing a beautiful dress at her dad’s wedding. In Dutch with English subtitles.
This touching stop-motion animated short depicts the life cycle of a sea turtle, telling a universal story of perseverance and determination.
This is a typewriter text animation tale of bunny rabbits and robots.
In an eerily deserted landscape, Anna-May encounters a strange woman known only as Auntie. Together they search for Anna-May's purpose in life.
This documentary depicts an annual gathering in Rome's most derelict neighborhoodwhere man, beast, and priest participate in an ancient rite. And the animals came from far and wide...
This macabre tale is about a child who is trying to overcome her fear of the swing.
In the small kingdom of Escampette, Bonifacio the storyteller is living a love story with the Queen Héloïse. But here comes her daughter, princess Molly, accompanied by her best friends! They naively set up their tent at the very foot of the Sacred mountain...
Original title: Karafuru
A dejected soul is given another chance at life, through the body of 14-year-old Makoto, who has just attempted suicide. Watched over by an ambiguous spirit boy, the soul is given a limited time to heal the pain in Makoto, and to come terms with his own mistakes.
Themes: peer and family relationships, the value of friendship, and suicide.
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