Four people get to tell the story of their "first time", an animated film based on documentary interviews. Contemporary stories and some even from the 1920's range from comedy to tragedy ...
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The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya ('... See full summary »
A bust of Stalin is cut open on an operating table, leading to an elaborate animated depiction of Czech history from 1948 (the Communist takeover) to 1989 (the Velvet Revolution). Some ... See full summary »
Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old, and they fall in love. They leave their families and jobs in their small town... See full summary »
Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
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Whistling, kidnap and a bottle of tippex all feature in this part animated documentary which looks at the violence and corruption women face when entering the male dominated world of ... See full summary »
Four people get to tell the story of their "first time", an animated film based on documentary interviews. Contemporary stories and some even from the 1920's range from comedy to tragedy and are remembered with nostalgia, embarrassment or even horror. Written by
Four (real) people, both young and old, recount how they lost their virginity. The stories range from the heartfelt and romantic to a sad recollection of a booze-drenched rape. What is special here is the animation technique, changing from one story to the next and wonderfully adapted to the tone and content. Jonas Odell is perhaps the most prominent animator in Sweden, and this is his tour the force, utilizing photographs, chalk crayon, line drawings and all sorts of mixed media techniques to conjure a sense of presence in the story. In all its simplicity this short film carries a powerful punch, and the subject is one that has relevance for all of us.
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