The Animation Show of Shows returns to theaters across North America this fall, presenting 16 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social...
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Six animals meet at the swimming pool. The horse the pools manager is a dedicated, conscientious friend of order. Over the years the premises have become her whole world. Two wolves come to... See full summary »
Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Carl Johan De Geer,
The Animation Show of Shows returns to theaters across North America this fall, presenting 16 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year's show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world. "Because animation is such a natural medium for dealing with abstract ideas and existential concerns, The Animation Show of Shows has always included a number of thoughtful and engaging films," says founder and curator Ron Diamond. "However, more than in previous years, I believe that this year's program really offers contemporary animation that expresses deeply felt issues in our own country and around the world." These films include Niki Lindroth von Bahr's Annecy Grand Prix-winning "The Burden," a melancholy, funny and moving film that explores the tribulations, hopes and dreams of a group of ...