Animation

Offering filmmakers a freedom unavailable in live action, Animation brings us some of the most inventive and extraordinary films. As a way to explore troubling histories, equally troublesome contemporary realities, flights of fancy and heartfelt coming-of-age tales that could only be told through this medium, these films bring to life wildly imaginative stories.

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles

This absorbing animated effort tells the tale behind an inimitable cinematic talent and one of his most controversial works: avant-garde Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel and his 1933 short documentary Las Hurdes.

Cats

Cats

Blanket and Cape are cats, father and kitten, living in a comfortable apartment in Chongqing ... until the curious Cape decides to set out on an adventure to find the legendary cat paradise, Peachtopia.

Children of the Sea

Children of the Sea

Brought to the screen with stunning animation and a spectacular score by veteran Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi, this vivid eco-conscious adventure is based on Daisuke Igarashi’s award-winning manga.

Funan

Funan

Winner of Best Feature Film at the 2018 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and featuring the voices of Bérénice Bejo and Louis Garrel, this meticulous, hand-drawn recreation of Cambodian life under the Khmer Rouge isn’t easily forgotten.

I Lost My Body

I Lost My Body

A severed hand goes in search of its owner in this endlessly inventive, surprisingly moving animated adventure that won the Cannes Critics Week Grand Prix.

Okko's Inn

Okko's Inn

Veteran anime filmmaker and former Studio Ghibli animator Kitarō Kōsaka brings his magic touch to this fable about a young orphan girl running her grandmother’s inn with some supernatural help.

The Swallows of Kabul

The Swallows of Kabul

Love in a time of tyranny: this stunning animation directed by the two-woman team of Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec chronicles life under the Taliban, and bravely doesn’t shy away from either brutality or hope.

Violence Voyager

Violence Voyager

“Like the Ladybird Book of Cronenberg … storytelling without restraint – a truly radical piece of cinema.” – Eye for Film