A frame from one of the shorts that will be screened during the session Cortometrash

'Dos rombos' animation for adults

Zumzeig is programming a cycle of animated short films from all over the world in collaboration with Miyu Distribution.

Thinking of animation as a children's sub-genre is over. Cartoons have grown up! Dos Rombos is a cycle in which animation becomes impertinent and borders on the illicit to show its possibilities and narrative and formal richness.

Until 24 June, you will be able to see around 40 short films by artists from all over the world at Zumzeig. The sessions will be spread over five thematic days, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The majority of the titles come from the Miyu Distribution catalogue and have been programmed by Miguel Español Celiméndiz with the help of the Zumzeig team.

After the inaugural session on 16 April, devoted to stop-motion, on 14 May, it will be the turn for documentaries. La realitat (també) s’anima presents seven stories about brave people: Asmahan la Diva, by Chloé Mazlo (France, 2019); Love, Dad, by Diana Cam Van Nguyen (Czech Republic and Slovakia, 2021); Souvenir Souvenir, by Bastien Dubois (France, 2020); C’était pas du Bourgogne, by Mathias de Panafieu (France, 2021); Negative Space, by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata (France, 2017); and Sangro / I Bleed, by Tiago Minamisawa and Bruno H. Castro (Brazil, 2019).

The 28 May session is named Cortometrash and invites you to delve into lighthearted and somewhat naughty gore and horror stories: Cream, by Lena Olafsdottir (Denmark, 2017); Mom, what's up with the dog?, by Lola Lefevre (France, 2021); Impossible Figures and other stories I, by Marta Pajek (Poland and Canada, 2021); Funeral, by Thin Nguyen (Denmark, 2020); Best Friend, by Nicholas Olivieri, Yi Shen, Juliana De Lucca, Varun Nair and David Feliu (France, 2018); Just a Guy, by Shoko Hara (Germany, 2018); and Garden Party, by Théophile Duferesne, Florian Babikian, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Vincent Bayoux and Victor Caire (France, 2016).

The fourth session, on 11 June, focuses on critical emancipation and the construction of one's own identity against the pressures of society. Ser o parecer includes the following films: Pile, by Toby Auberg (United Kingdom, 2019); The Man and the Head, by Nilas RØpke Driessen (Denmark, 2020); La Fée des Roberts, by Léahn Vivier-Chapas (France, 2021); Black Sheep Boy, by James Molle (France, 2019); Dissolution, by Dries Bogaert (Belgium, 2020); Déjeuner sur l’herbe, by Jocelyn Charles, Jules Bourgès, Nathan Harbonn-Viaud and Pierre Rougemont (France, 2020); Polka-dot boy, by Sarine Nihei (France, 2020); and Easter Eggs, by Nicolas Kepens (Belgium, France and the Netherlands).

The last session will take place on 24 June. It is called Furia Marika and celebrates queer and LGBTQI+ culture through six visions: The Dip, by Simona Me (United Kingdom, 2020); Friend of a friend, by Zachary Zezima (France, 2020); Tamou, by Tom Prezman and Tzor Edery (Israel, 2020); CarrouselMaja Hehrig (Belgium and Czech Republic); Mr. Mare, by Toth Luca (France and Hungary, 2019); Purple Boy, by Alexandre Siqueira (Belgium, France and Portugal, 2019); and Tom has a plant, by Thinh Nguyen (Denmark, 2019).

All sessions will feature different guests according to each thematic axis. If you'd like to attend, you have two options: buy single tickets, or purchase a 25-euro season ticket for the whole programme at this link.

Publication date: Tuesday, 19 April 2022
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