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2016 SDAFF Spring Showcase

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM – CHINA NOW

China Now / 95 mins

Perfect Conjugal Bliss 2 small
ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM

UltraStar Mission Valley
Sunday, May 1, 2016 3:00 pm

Description

Through styles as diverse as ink wash painting, Tibetan thangka, and 3D computer graphics, these six short animations breathtakingly imagine fable-like pasts and dystopian, surreal futures.

In This Program


  1. 苹果树 An Apple Tree crop

    AN APPLE TREE

    Bai Bin / 2013 / 11 mins
    A Tibetan fable, in vivid colors, of an indomitable tree, assailed yet triumphant.

  2. 双簧 Double Act

    DOUBLE ACT

    Ding Shiwei / 2013 / 5 mins
    Black-and-white industrial surreal: bodies float between familiar bureaucratic monuments above the earth, while sunflowers lie beneath the earth.

  3. 馬拉自在 Family Reunion

    FAMILY REUNION

    Chen Li-hua / 2012 / 18 mins
    A-mei, a Taiwanese aboriginal woman working in a factory, is called home for the Harvest Festival, but her boss refuses. In Chen’s imaginative tale, illustrated with cut out and line drawn animation, a daughter’s powerful dreaming saves all.

  4. 猎人与骷髅怪 The Hunter and the Skeleton

    THE HUNTER AND THE SKELETON

    Bai Bin / 2012 / 26 mins
    A spectacular animated version, flash plus thangka, of an Eastern Tibetan folk tale: when a hunter meets a fearsome skeleton monster, are they friends, or enemies?

  5. 新山海经2 New Book of Mountains and Seas 2 crop

    THE NEW BOOK OF MOUNTAINS AND SEAS PART 2

    Qiu Anxiong / 2012 / 30 mins
    Animating classic-styled ink and pen drawings, and filling them with quasi-nightmarish animal-machine forms, Qiu suggests a world under ecological collapse, where genetically tampered animal forms expire on earth and colonize the stars.

  6. Perfect Conjugal Bliss 2 small

    PERFECT CONJUGAL BLISS

    Zhong Su / 2014 / 5 mins
    A gorgeous 3D animation unscrolling through Chinese history, from grey urban collapse to ultra-colored consumer dystopia.


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ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM

UltraStar Mission Valley
Sunday, May 1, 2016 3:00 pm