Sundance Film Festival 2021
Berlin International Film Festival 2021
Calgary Underground Film Festival 2021
Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films 2021
NEXT Innovator awards - Sundance film Festival
Lake Bell, Michael Cera, Emily Davis
Métropole Films Distribution
Cryptid (kriptid) n. : An animal whose existence is disputed or unsubstantiated.
In the most magical, luminous night, deep into a luscious forest, two lovers freely run around naked, laying down on mother nature’s green bed, loving each other passionately. Suddenly, there appears a sacred creature in their garden of Eden, the rarest of them all, majestic, fantastic, extraordinary… a unicorn.
Graphic novel writer Dash Shaw’s debut feature MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA (2016) took the animation world by storm. His unique style of animated gouache with a loose and “unfinished” touch makes room for the audience to, in a way, collaborate, allows its imagination to grow, his serious tone anchored to reality while his glowing dreams enchant with fantastic adventures – all of them trademarks of a flourishing auteur. Winner of the Next Innovator Award at Sundance and of a Special Mention in the Generation section of the Berlinale, Shaw paints a world where cryptozookeepers try to rescue creatures of legend and build a sanctuary for them. Notably voiced by Lake Bell and Michael Cera, CRYPTOZOO is a melting pot of myths accompanied by a strong social comment. Shaw defends the marginalized, and moves us to the bone. – Celia Pouzet
This psychedelic animated milkshake of twisted mysticism and streetwise thrills is possibly the most laureled film in Fantasia’s history.
The 4K restoration of the masterwork from the late anime visionary Satoshi Kon, strikingly beautiful, formally inventive, and emotionally rich.
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