Shorts 2: Disconnect the Dots (Animation)
Surreal visions, distant memories, and fantastic underworlds teem with life in this program of animated films from around the world. A wide variety of styles gives voice to the depth and wonder of memory, character and landscape. Featuring works by Yngwie Boley, J.J. Epping, Diana van Houten, Frédéric Schuld, Alberto Vázquez, Josephine Lohoar Self, Weija Ma, Alexandra Ramires, and Renee Zhan.
Pilar (The Netherlands/Belgium) is a stunning hand-painted animation about a woman fascinated with the wilderness beyond the walls of her post-apocalyptic village. A British chimney sweeper describes his exploitive everyday routine forcing children to become workers in the beautifully hand-drawn The Chimney Swift (Germany). Homeless Home (Spain) employs expressive, detailed animation to depict characters adrift and alone in a dark fantasy world. Michael, a gay mouse in his twenties, sees an old jacket and begins to sorrowfully reminisce in the stop-motion The Fabric of You (UK). Step into the River (China) is a sumptuously-drawn fable about the consequences of China’s onechild policy. In Tie (Portugal/France), two characters search for missing pieces of themselves in a gloomy, surreal landscape. A wild blend of animation styles and techniques depict a young woman afraid of losing everything in the cosmic ode, O Black Hole! (UK)