On 31, Jan 2013 | In | By fffdemo
Animation Express is an anthology of Canada’s finest French-language animated short films, which commemorates the National Film Board’s longstanding commitment to animation. The line-up includes films from every genre covering themes from body image to blindness, World War II to work woes, and arctic animals to adventure.
The selection includes Patrick Doyon’s Academy Award-nominated Sunday, an oddball short film about a boy’s Sunday routine in a tiny town whose major defining feature is the train tracks that run through it. Other highlights include Andrea Dorfman’s charming hand-painted Flawed and the spectacular Private Eyes, whose distinctive feature is its black-and-white presentation.
Another must-see is 55 Socks, a delightful short film that eschews realism in favour of a style that echoes shadow puppets or paper-cut animation to tell a story of World War II in Holland. Four sisters and their mother opt to unravel the mother’s bridal bedspread, turning the yarn into fifty-five socks which the mother tries to barter for food.
Animation Express is a dynamic selection of short films suitable for all ages – there is something there for everyone!