NEW SHORTS: Animation Variety Show
Saturday, 16 January 2021
IN HER BOOTS, dir. Kathrin Steinbacher
Be transported to a land of cartoons and charmingly manipulated plasticine, taking in Korea, Croatia and Taiwan alongside the best of the current UK crop of animated adventure.
Sexed up washing machines, analyses of patriarchy and the existential hallucinations of a dying fish await in this ever-unpredictable collection of the best and brightest animation talent.
Featuring a new space parable from LSFF 2020’s Best Animation winner Astrid Goldsmith (Quarantine).
Guest programmed by Sarah Chorley. 68'
Please note, the films Tiger and Ox and Arka can only be accessed by UK audiences at the request of their filmmakers.
IN HER BOOTS
Heidi is experiencing strange things. While her granddaughter is visiting, she suddenly embarks on a hiking journey to the deepest parts of the Alps, revealing the reason for her devoted attachment to her hiking shoes. A story about Heidi's attempt to retain her identity and autonomy.
When a robotic rover sent from Earth starts drilling for signs of life on Mars, the peaceful life of the native community of tiny rock-beasts is shattered. A stop-motion sci-fi adventure about colonialism that turns the idea of ‘killer robots from outer space’ on its head, questioning the ethics of uncontrolled and invasive tech-power.