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Balance

West Germany, 1989 (MIFF 1990, Animation)

Director: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein

Five figures move upon a floating platform trying to maintain their balance. This breathtaking short won this year's Academy Award for Best Animation.
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