To celebrate Jack London's 100th death anniversary, director Fx Goby adapted his famous novel, "To Build a Fire", tragic tale of a trapper and his dog in the freezing Yukon, into an animated short film.
The boundaries between childhood and adulthood become blurred for a child at his mother's cocktail party. Characters, symbols and abstractions interchange to examine the relationships between children and adults, escapism and sexuality.
Disillusioned with his life in the suburbs of segregated Beirut, Omar's discovery lures him into the depth of the city. Immersed into a world that is so close yet so isolated from his ... See full summary »
Sensitively animated on paper, 'Sleeping with the Fishes' brings you into a world where fishmongers fall in love, fishes become cupidons and lovers cuddle in the middle of the sea.
Yousif Al-Khalifa's animation brings you far away from 3D, with a traditional animation made on paper, where poetic characters tremble gracefully through the narration and blotches of color elegantly move on the page. One discovers again the beauty of anti-stereotypes imagery; not only a courageous choice but also a decision fitting perfectly to this story where fishmongers fall in love. Youssif Al-Khalifa's skillful pen scratches give to this animation all its emotion.
A very justified 2014 BAFTA win - Romain Hemeray
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