Tales Beyond Belief
TALES BEYOND BELIEF
Sunday, Jan 28 @ 3:30pm
Saturday, Feb 3 @ 5:30pm
Colors are vivid and lessons are timeless in this collection of animated films exploring myths, legends and fairy tales from around the globe. Anything is possible in these worlds created from scratch: justice falls down from trees, children can save the world from chaos and bring forests back to life, kings learn lessons from mythical beasts, a swan can transform, the life of a man who loves her, and a hunter can be kidnapped by a whale and taken to a land of enchantment.
(Remi Durin, France/Belgium, animation, 2016, 13 min, French with English subtitles.) West Coast premiere!
One day, a little king was walking in the forest of his little kingdom and spied an extraordinary creature, white as snow and fast as the wind.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/194974755
The Old Man and the Pears
Sun Jing, USA/China, animation, 2016, 5 min, nonverbal). Seattle premiere!
A magical form of justice emerges from the ground.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/181144474
Way of Giants
Alois Di Leo, Brazil, animation, 2016, 12 min, nonverbal. Seattle premiere!
In a forest of gigantic trees, Oquirá a six-year-old indigenous girl, will challenge her destiny and learn to understand the cycle of life.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/125180338
The Hunchback and the Swan
(Dotty Kultys, UK, animation, 2017, 9 min, English) West Coast premiere!
A classic tale of friendship and belonging, narrated by UKs first Storytelling Laureate, Taffy Thomas.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/197521074
The Little Match Girl
(Anne Baillod and Jean Faravel, Switzerland/France, animation, 2016, 9 min, nonverbal) West Coast premiere!
Hans Christian Andersens classic tale of a young girl who tries to sell matches. Unsuccessful and cold, she burns them all, and finds moments of warm accompanied by happy visions. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lapetitemarchande
(Natia Nikolashvili, Georgia, animation, 2017, 9:45 min, nonverbal) West Coast premiere!
In a magic forest dying without light, Lile is looking for her missing reflection and the key to bringing all the trees back to life.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/187817386
(Yulia Baygulova, Russia, animation, 2017, 6 min, nonverbal) North American premiere!
The creator of the universe, and all its creatures, makes one small mistake.
(Sasha Vasiliev, Russia, animation, 2017, 4 min, nonverbal) North American premiere!
A boy journeys to a precipice every day, where he help assure the stability and safety of the whole world.
The Mountain of SGaana
(Christopher Auchter, Canada, animation, 2017, 10 min, nonverbal) West Coast premiere!
As a young fisherman cruises along a rugged shoreline, a tiny mouse in Haida regalia appears and starts to knit a blanket. A story unfolds on the blanket as it grows longer, illustrating the ancient tale of Haida master sea hunter Naa-Naa-Simgat and his beloved, Kuuga Kuns.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/209782690
Content advisory: The story of the Little Match Girl is, of course, quite sad, but also, timeless and beautiful. Indigenous characters living in the Amazon are scantily clad, but not naked, in Way of Giants.
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Seattle, WA 98122