Almost in every edition of Anibar, besides the short films in the competition, there are also long featured films which this year happen to be some of the bests of 2016, two of them which are Oscar Nominees and winners of other different awards.
My life as a Zucchini, an Oscar nominee for the best animated film of 2016, is a film with extremely high ratings, which is about an orphan who after the disappearance of his mother ends up at a foster home, among other children his age. The film elaborates different social universal topics, but in ‘My Life as a Zucchini’ they appear in the most unique way. The film is developed with the stop motion technique, worked so masterly that it is known to be Claude Barras’ masterpiece.
The Red Turtle is another Oscar nominee which has extra high ratings from the critics. Besides its subject which is about a man, whose ship was drowned in the middle of a desert island, what makes the film special is the way it transcends boundaries of language, culture, geography and age. Another attribute that makes the film remarkable is that it has no dialogues, yet the purpose of the story is portrayed in the best way. It is simply magnificent.
Sheep and Wolves is an animated film produced by the CTB company, a Russian production which was launched in April of 2016. It is about a magical city where live happy and carefree sheep, which will be ended when conqueror wolves come to the city. In November 2016, ‘Sheep & Wolves’ was a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award in Animated Films category in Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, in India.
My Life as a Zucchini will be screened in August 15th at Jusuf Gervalla Cinema from 14:00. Red Turtle will be screened on Wednesday, 16th of August from 16:00 at Jusuf Gervalla Cinema and Sheep & Wolves will be screened on Wednesday from 16th of August from 12:00.