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Brussels Short Film Festival / Marie Paluszkiewicz

Best of Croatian Animation #1

Brussels Short Film Festival

In 2020, the ‘Travelling’ section takes you to discover Croatia ! To celebrate the Croatian presidency of the Council of the European Union, the BSFF dedicates a program to the Croatian animation which needs no introduction. Come and discover an inventive cinema thanks to a selection of the best animations of the last years made in Croat

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Stakleni Čovjek (Transparency) (Daniel Šuljić)
Croatia - Animation - 2015 - 6' - Color
Moving through a world filled with scanners and surveillance algorithms, while frivolously using different social networks, online forms and credit cards, the man of today gives away his privacy voluntarily. A decent citizen has nothing to hide. Only criminals do.

Planemo (Veljko Popović)
Croatia - Animation - 2016 - 13' - Color
Planemos are solitary wanderers, sentinels of the galaxy. They are orphaned worlds, planets that are booted from their solar systems by the chaos of planetary migration. When a planet gets ejected from its planetary system, it soon finds itself rapidly moving out of the habitable zone.

Gamer Girl (Irena Jukić Pranjić)
Croatia - Animation - 2016 - 9' - Color
Programmed and limited possibilities provide the backdrop against which Lily is trying to fight for the love of her life.

Posljednji izazov (The Last Quest) (Božidar Trkulja)
Croatia - Animation - 2017 - 15'57'' - Color
Five brave heroes. Three incitive dwarfs. One tempting prize. Greed, vanity, and lust in a contest to the very end. Who could be worthy?

Simulacra (Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson)
Croatia - Animation - 2014 - 8'40'' - Color
Which image is real - the one staring at us from the mirror or the one standing in front of it? In hallways filled with illusions, a simulacrum behind the looking glass, he is trying to find out if he is looking at a stranger or a hidden part of himself.

Crvenkapica Redux (Red Riding Hood Redux) (Danijel Žeželj)
Croatia - Animation - 2017 - 11'53'' - Black and white
Midday sun is frying the post-industrial landscape. Little Red Riding Hood is on her way to her grandmother’s cottage. She diverts the road and enters an abandoned factory building. In an empty concrete labyrinth, she discovers a black wall covered with a freshly painted graffiti – a large white flower. She exits the factory, proceeds on her way entering the dark forest. A Wolf halts her. He leads her to a flower meadow and then leaves. Red Riding Hood arrives eventually at her grandmother’s cottage carrying a bunch of flowers she has just picked…

Nighthawk (Špela Čadež)
Croatia - Animation - 2016 - 8'45'' - Color
Attempting to remove an unresponsive badger from a dark road, a police patrol soon realizes that the animal is not dead but rather dead drunk. Things take an even stranger turn when the creature wakes up..

Manivald (Chintis Lundgren)
Croatia - Animation - 2017 - 12'58'' - Color
Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother. It is an easy life, but not a good one. This unhealthy co-dependence changes when the washing machine breaks down and Toomas, a sexy wolf repairman, arrives to fix it, and them.