CBFF 2022 Animation
The following shows in this screening block have geographic viewing restrictions and may not be available in your area: Cat and Moth
In Affairs of the Art, director Joanna Quinn & producer/screenwriter Les Mills continue the series of beloved, hilarious and award-winning animated films starring Beryl, the Welsh 59-year-old factory worker who’s obsessed with drawing and determined to become a hyper-futurist artiste. We also meet her grown son, Colin, a techno geek, her husband Ifor, now Beryl’s model and muse, and her sister Beverly a fanatical narcissist living in Los Angeles. Affairs of the Art provides glimpses into Beryl, Beverly and Colin’s peculiar childhoods and we see that obsession is in this family’s DNA.
A hand embroidery animation about the relationship between a daughter and her absent father.
We meet Ditto, a fluffy plump and sleepy white cat. However, the universe seems out to get her as she tries to find the most comfortable spot to take her nap. She finally falls upon the most wonderful warm yellow cushion she's ever pounced upon. No spot has ever been so comfortable. But little does she know a fuzzy winged intruder, Monty, has his eye on it too. Monty is by no way bashful in disturbing Ditto's slumber. He is inherently attracted to warm bright spots, but you'd think he'd stay loyal to the all-seeing light in the sky...but that cushion is so goddamn comfy! Monty will go to any lengths to knock Ditto from that comfy spot, but at what consequence?
Set in a colourless megalopolis, 'Phosphene' follows the story of a young woman on her journey to regain her internal creativity and independence. By approaching true-to-life themes such as mental health, creative blocks, and the repetitive nature of quotidian living; viewers will watch as the protagonist reclaims her light, with a little help from a new friend.
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