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Cinema LIAF: International Programmе

LIAF (London International Animation Festival) has a ten-year history and is among the biggest animation festivals.

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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.

CRAZY FOR IT

Yutaro Kubo / Japan

A crazed blizzard of imagery supercharging a variety of moving bodies ahead of its crest.

MUSICAL CHAIRS

Yukai Du и Ya Tang / China

The familiar game of musical chairs — but you’ve never seen it depicted this way.

DOUBLE FIKRET

Haiyang Wang / China

Non-narrative, surreal associations and transformations around two Eastern men.

LOST

Eamonn O'Neill / Great Britain

When I was 12 my best friend at school was Neill. We cycled our bikes and fished off the jetty. We got older, drifted apart. Neill changed and so did I.

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Max Hattler / Great Britain

A canal commission for the Vauxhall Ampera Season to create a water projection on Regents Canal, London.

PINBALL

Darko Vidakcovic / Croatia

A dynamic pinball game, where the trajectory of the ball is undetermined.

INVOCATION

Robert Morgan / Great Britain

A grotesquely surreal deconstruction of the guts of stop-motion animation.

PLUG AND PLAY

Michael Frei / Switzerland

Anthropoid creatures with plugs in place of heads are up to mischief. Instead of abandoning oneself to the dictates of the raised finger, they soon submit to themselves. But the fingers also finger around. Is it love?

ZIEGENORT

Tomasz Popakul / Poland

Fish Boy is a teenager facing the challenges of growing up. Half boy, half fish, his drama is set against the background of a seemingly idyllic fishing village, where his father wants to teach him how to become a fisherman. A near-perfect use of the powerfully creative possibilities of a black and white visual palette.

RABBITLAND

Ana Nedeljkovic и Nikola Majdak jnr. / Serbia

The rabbits who live in Rabbitland have holes instead of brains, and they are happy regardless of what happens. They vote free and democratic elections once a day, because Rabbitland is an ordered democracy.

Genre: short
Country: Japan, China, Croatia, Switzerland, Serbia, Poland
Year: 2013
Language: English, Polish
Translation: Russian subtitles
Runtime: 1h 15min

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