Propelled perpetually forward, an entity ambles through an austere labyrinth littered with traces of time gone by. Absorbing and emulating the detritus, it constantly assumes new forms as it seeks its final incarnation. Award-winning stop-motion animator Katsushi Bowda, best known for his ROBOT PULTA vignettes on the NHK network in Japan, activates a chain reaction of transformations that’s rife with potent symbolism. – Rupert Bottenberg
Born at the end of the world, two wily orphaned teens fight to stay free in this exciting, animated eco-punk adventure.
Portugal’s first stop-motion feature is an engrossing drama about how roots can both nourish and entangle, told with a luminous sense of the magical.
A sumptuous animated fairy tale, graced with a rich Afro-Caribbean sensibility and profound psychological undercurrents.