Animadok Film Retrospective
When parents go to prison, children often don’t know how to cope with the situation. This film is a sensitive attempt to gain insight into the thoughts and emotions of three children who have to visit one parent in prison.
Nadezhda “Nadia” Popova was a 19-year-old amateur pilot when World War II came to her doorstep. After the Nazis entered the Soviet Union in 1941, Nadia joined the all-female 588th Night Bomber Regiment of the Soviet Army, becoming one of the world’s first woman combat flight pilots.
An animated documentary on the demolition of a row of historic buildings on Montreal’s St Laurent boulevard, also known as "The Main", by politicians and building developers, and the resistance put up by the burlesque artists and local community.
Everything on this November’s day happened spontaneously. And then this ladder just stood there … The story of Marienetta Jirkowsky, who was shot at the age of 18 in an attempt to escape over the Berlin Wall.
Švedska, 2014, dcp, 10:00
As a Jew growing up in Baltimore, he learned to fear the German people. Through recurring travels to Berlin, he now initiated his own reconciliation project. This animated film, posing the big questions about good and evil, provides disconcerting answers.
Many a GDR childhood was shaped by trips to the Baltic Sea – long drives on bad motorways in an overstuffed car, transit trucks and looking forward to the sea. But this is more than a nostalgic reworking of holiday memories. From the innocent perspective of a seven-year-old boy the journey may seem like a big adventure, but the subtext of the reduced rotoscoped images exposes the absurdity of a life lived within narrow boundaries – one of which was the beach.