The Burden

Sweden, 2017 (MIFF 2017, Short Films)

Director: Niki Lindroth von Bahr

The new film by Niki Lindroth von Bahr (Bath House, MIFF 2014) featuring a series of musical vignettes performed by the animals who are still awake late at night on a lonely industrial estate. Winner of the Cristal award for Best Short film at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.


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