Heart of Gold
Heart of Gold
A Family That Steals Dogs
A Family That Steals Dogs
Conversations With a Whale
Conversations With a Whale

Animation Now! #2: Into the Dark 

Animation Now!

Nov 04

Lumière Cinemas (Bardot)

Nov 14

Lumière Cinemas (Bardot)

78 minutes
M
violence & content that may disturb

There is a deliciously seductive patina of menace and malevolence that purrs beneath the skin and directs the claws of so much fine animation.

Whether it is depicting the misshapen internal logic of the psychopath, recreating the darkest horrors no live-action camera could capture or Trojan-horsing a vision of darkness past the first line of our defences, animation is an artform perfectly suited for the purveyors of these dark visions. — MT

Clara With a Mustache 2021

Director

10 minutes

Passed from hand to hand, a German banknote bears silent witness to the grim tango that is the life of those exiled by war.

Heart of Gold 2020

Director

13 minutes

In the exchange of flesh for gold, a mother and son discover the value of the deeper identity that glows beneath.

Family That Steals Dogs 2020

Director

USA
6 minutes

Witnessing his brother lead a canine abduction at a funeral pushes an artist into a quiet, melodic reevaluation of his family… and all the pets he knew as a child.

Conversations With a Whale 2020

Director

9 minutes

Part love letter, part shoulder-tocry- on, one filmmaker attempts to reach through the curtain of festival rejection letters to locate a warmer space.

Goodnight Mr Ted 2020

Director

11 minutes

Every night when the lights go out a valiant bodyguard made of the all the wrong stuff steps up to do what has to be done.

I, Barnabé 2020

15 minutes

A priest haunted – or being chased - by his own demons has his life take a dramatic turn after an encounter with a mysterious rooster.

Vadim on a Walk 2021

Director

9 minutes

Vadim gathers his courage and leaves his narrow, familiar cube to stumble into an unknowable world.

Happiness 2020

Director

5 minutes

In a cold and chaotic world a man is searching for true happiness, hoping that the simple things can transform into something blissful.