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Down to the Bone

Mexico, 2001 (MIFF 2002, Animation)

Director: Rene Castillo

This twisted, superbly animated tale takes us on a journey to a very unconventional afterlife, populated by unruly skeletons with a penchant for boozing and big number stage shows.

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Angry Kid (Selected Highlights from Series I & II)

UK, 2001
Angry Kid is Aardman's new kid on the block. Dressed in regulation 70s parka, Angry Kid's constant pushing at boundaries and in-your-face bravado leads him into a series of embarrassing and potential… More »

Around the Ring

Belgium, 2002
Arthur, a mediocre boxer, attracts the attention of a ruthless promoter and the sympathy of Jeanne, who is wise to the arranged mismatch. However, his gloves are Arthur's true allies. A vibrant film … More »

Camouflage

UK, 2001
A bold combination of animation styles and techniques, coupled with live action, this BAFTA nominated piece compares accounts of growing up in a family with a schizophrenic parent. Screened at Rotter… More »

Pizza Passionata

Finland, 2001
A shy man, a femme fatale across the hall and a ping-pong bat all star in this magnificently spare, bittersweet meditation on the eternal conflict between dreams and reality. Screened in Cannes. ... More »

The Headless Horseman

Estonia, 2001
Rampaging around the Wild West with the only thing on his shoulders being the proverbial chip, The Headless Horseman reverses his outcast status by chancing on a suitable replacement. Directed with r… More »

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