Dina Garatly, Shiqi Hu, Zhi Wang, Meng Wu, Shengwei Zhou
University of Southern California
An utterly organic mother desires a state of plasticized perfection for her newborn. The first phase of the PERFECT CITY cycle from stop-motion animator Zhou Shengwei, the maverick creator of the incomparable S/HE (Fantasia 2019). – 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.