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Weekends (2017)

'Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand animated film set in 1980's Toronto.

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Trevor Jimenez

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Trevor Jimenez
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'Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand animated film set in 1980's Toronto.

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English

Release Date:

15 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Past Lives Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Featured in 2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Gymnopédies, No. 2
Written by Erik Satie
Performed by Klara Körmendi
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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Passion Project from a Talented Filmmaker
6 December 2018 | by andrewestrellaSee all my reviews

The best animated short film of the 20th Animation Show of Shows. Simply put, this is the story of a young Asian boy who struggles with his parent's separation, and has to transition between being with his father on the weekends and his mother during the week. It is a fairly sad film, accompanied by Gymnipedie No.1 all throughout, but it has both its scary and comedic moments as well.

Stunning animation, beautiful music, and a relatable story, Weekends is a film that you should definitely find the time to watch, maybe this weekend?

Hoping this wins the 2018 Academy Award for Best Animation Short Film.


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