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Many Happy Returns

UK, 1996 (MIFF 1997, Animation)

Director: Marjut Rimminen

Combines puppet animation, drawn animation, computer animation, and subtly altered live action all digitally imaged to tell a deeply disturbing story of remembered abandonment and abuse. At the slam of a door, a glimpse in a mirror, the present shrinks and transmutes into the past. Painful memories seep into the present and poison it. A grown woman's states of mind are portrayed by a series of moralistic, but profoundly emotionally expressive and visually absorbing. Virtuoso animation by a prize-winning animator.

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