Animation films from the Land of Fire and Ice to create waves at #MIFF2022


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Mumbai, 30 May 2022


The Nordic nation of Iceland is famous for active volcanoes, glaciers and Northern lights. But what many people don’t know is that Iceland has also got an evolving industry of animation films. Come to this edition of Mumbai International Film Festival to have a sneak peek into the amazing world of animation offered by the island nation of Iceland.  The specially designed package- ‘Icelandic Animation’ at MIFF 2022 comprises of four films which are very unique with unusual yet complicated subjects.

Mumbai-based international award-winning animation filmmaker, curator and poet Dhvani Desai curated this package at MIFF2022. The special package will be screened on 01st June, 2022 at 2 pm to 3.30 pm.

Let’s have a look at the films included in Icelandic Animation package.

Yes People

The film gives a glimpse into one day in the lives of an eclectic mix of people as they face the battles of everyday life such as work, school and dish-washing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested and ultimately their capacity to cope.

Director: Gisli Darri Halldórsson 

Film duration : 8 minutes.

Kitchen by Measure

Kitchen by Measure is about Ingólfur, an imaginative Icelander, who gets consumed by the idea of building the perfect kitchen for his wife after seeing her struggle with mundane tasks. This stop-motion film is based on a short story by the Icelandic feminist author Svava Jakobsdóttir.

Director: Sólrún Ylfa Ingimarsdóttir, Atli Arnarsson

Film duration: 13 minutes

Anna and the Moods 

There once was a girl named Anna Young. She was the perfect child. One day, Anna wakes up with a horrible illness. She looks like a sad version of Marilyn Manson and is terribly moody. When her parents take her to Dr Artmann’s Clinic for the Unruly Child, she is tested in the mad doctor’s labyrinth. And the result is shocking. 

Director: Gunnar Karlsson

Film duration : 27 minutes

Pride of Strathmoor 

The film animates extracts from the journal of Pastor John Deltman of Strathmoor, Georgia written in the months of June and July of 1927. The complex narrative is held together by its mesmerizing hand-drawn action and raging violence.

Director: Einar Baldvin

Film duration : 14 minutes


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