This Magnificent Cake! Ce magnifique gâteau!
- Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels
- Belgium, France, Netherlands
- Global Currents
- Animation, Historical
- 60 minutes
“If there’s any justice in the animation awards world, it should get all the awards it deserves, for it is easily one of the best films of the year.” –Zippy Frames
Set in the Belgian Congo, this breathtaking stop-motion animated feature chronicles the legacy of European imperialism. Following five charming, eccentric characters and their interrelated stories, the film delves into the mysteries, mythologies, and cruelties of 19th century colonial Africa. Preceded by Guaxuma (Brazil/France), a moving portrait of memory, time, and place rendered with stunning technique and animated grains of sand.
- Aka, Flemish, French, Malinke with subtitles
Women in Cinema Program Sponsor
Women in Cinema Program Patron
Jeanne Randall Malkin Family Foundation
Cultural Partner (Guaxuma)
Ancine, the Brazilian Film Agency