THE NATURAL DEATH OF A MOUSE

Director:

Katharina Huber

22'

2020

Germany

Some days she imagines that by her sheer will she can make body parts fall off of people who seem vicious to her. And some other days everyone around her looks beautiful. And when she was little, she wished that flowers would grow out of her footprints.

“With this animated existential epic, Katharina Huber has created a complex, non-judgmental portrait of 21st century malaise that perfectly encapsulates (and preempted) the agitation, resignation and paralysis of lockdown life. Using the titular death of a mouse as her starting point, Huber goes on to interrogate those messy, unattractive qualities we find within ourselves, acknowledging each of our capacity for apathy and finite reserves of empathy. It’s a bold and beautifully crafted piece of work, humane and unflinchingly honest.”
— Tom Grimshaw

Showing in event:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: The Greatest Show On Earth

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