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LIAF (London International Animation Festival) has a ten-year history and is among the biggest animation festivals.
Films, which have been chosen for the festival, reflect all main animation trends. This proves that LIAF is a platform for experiments in different genres and techniques. And at the same time the program contains the films that have never been screened in Russia.
IN THE AIR CHRISTOPHER GRAY
Christopher Gray has been in love with Stacey for quite some time, and no amount of lemonade can cool his desire. Meanwhile, Barry Flint has just bought his son a five-foot python from the pet store.
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearance,’ wrote Oscar Wilde. Over 500 people of different ages and nationalities modelled for this sample book of the human body. The result is erotic, funny, beautiful and vulnerable.
Tom Shrapnel, Cameron Lowe
The life cycle of a creature as it explores the natural world around it. As it grows bigger, so too does its understanding of nature and life’s inevitable conclusion.
All together now — “Zinedine Zidane, why did you head-butt that man?”
IMPERIAL PROVISOR FROMBALD
The true story of Imperial Provisor Frombald, an administration official from Belgrade, who unwittingly became the author of the first documented testimony of the exhumation of suspected vampire, Peter Plogojowitz in 1725.
An eight year-old girl and six year-old boy amble through a strange and still summer afternoon in a world which seems to exist only for them.
SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES
Sonja lives a lonely life as a fishmonger until one day a delivery man turns up who looks like a rainbow trout.
M-I-E, Yibi Hu
The story of a bold, heroic, Viewmaster robot, venturing into an unknown world to save an unknown soul.
Voyage to the end of your imagination at this chic, modern and secure facility where anything can happen!
DON'T FEAR DEATH
Featuring the dulcet tones of Rik Mayall, this fast-paced comedy argues the joys of being dead, aided by a montage of corpses and a dance-crazed Grim Reaper.
Four in the morning, crapped out, yawning
The boundaries between childhood and adulthood become blurry for a kid at his mother’s cocktail party. Characters, symbols and abstractions interchange to examine the relationships between children and adults, escapism and sexuality.
Emily Howells, Anne Wilkins
It’s another endless, sleepless night. Bedtime rhythms and routines mark the hundreds of hours that drift past in a twilight haze. You’re caught in a monotonous cycle, until suddenly something heavy and strange approaches. It weighs you down. You need to find a way out.
THE MAN WHO MISSTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT
Using only charcoal and three sheets of A1 paper, this film visualises one of Oliver Sacks’ seminal works, describing a unique neurological oddity.
Country: Great Britain
Translation: Russian subtitles
Runtime: 1h 20min