A cat and a mouse carry on a dysfunctional relationship in a futuristic landscape. A Chinese monk sets out on foot with a tiger during the Tang dynasty and happens upon the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan. Two bluecollar workers dissect the meaning of "normal" life, as the world crumbles around them. A box of matches succumb, to their detriment, to the appeal of a cigarette. Four people recount their various encounters-triumphant or terrifying, euphoric or down-to-earth-- with an unforgettable rite of passage. The World According to Shorts presents a selection of recent award-winning animated short films from the world's most renowned festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Annecy, Clermont- Ferrand and others.
- Kajsa Naess, Burkay Dogan, M. Sakir Arslan, The Blackheart Gang, Patrick Pleutin, David O'Reilly, Jonas Geirnaert, Veljko Popovic, Robert Bradbrook, Jonas Odell
- Run Time
- 1 hour 22 minutes
It's a winner, with only one or two duds among the nine movies.Mike Hale, New York Times, 10.01.2010
First-rate compilation Nine Nation Animation sprawls not just in terms of geography but technique, theme, style and tone, offering a filling multicourse meal for the discerning grownup toon fan.Dennis Harvey, Variety, 11.21.2010
For dabblers and aficionados alike, the compilation "Nine Nation Animation" is an eye-opening movie and a rare treat...Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 07.28.2011
If nothing else, Nine Nation Animation proves that there's a lot more to the animator's art than either the cutting-edge ultra-realism of Pixar or the flat functionality of sitcoms like The Simpsons.Andrew Schenker, Village Voice, 11.17.2010