Nine Nation Animation

Tuesday, October 18

A cat and a mouse carry on a dysfunctional relationship in a futuristic landscape. A Chinese monk sets out on foot with a tiger during the Tang dynasty and happens upon the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan. Two blue-collar workers dissect the meaning of “normal” life, as the world crumbles around them. A box of matches succumb, to their detriment, to the appeal of a cigarette. Four people recount their various encounters—triumphant or terrifying, euphoric or down-to-earth–with an unforgettable rite of passage.

The World According to Shorts presents a selection of recent award-winning animated short films from the world’s most renowned festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand and others.

Titles include:

• “Deconstruction Workers” by Kajsa Naess (Norway);

• “Average 40 Matches” by Burkay Doğan & M. Şakir Arslan (Turkey)

• “Bâmiyân” by Patrick Pleutin (France)

• “Please Say Something” by David O’Reilly (Ireland/Germany)

• “Flatlife” by Jonas Geirnaert (Belgium)

• “She Who Measures” by Veljko Popoviç (Croatia)

• “Home Road Movies” by Robert Bradbrook (United Kingdom)

• “The Tale of How” by The Blackheart Gang (South Africa)

• “Never Like the First Time!” by Jonas Odell (Sweden)

Please note, this program is not suitable for children.