Anima Brussel, Istanbul International Film Festival, Blon Animation and Games Festival, Cinema Next, 2020 Anifilm, 2020 Moscow International Film Festival
Audience Award - Anima Brussel
Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi
Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi, Peeter Ritso
Kristjan Lüüs, Mikk Mägi, Indrek Ojari, Jan Uuspõld
Veiko Esken, Erik Heinsalu
Lauri Kadalipp, Sten-Olle Moldau
Egert Kesa, Olga Stalev
BOP! Animation Studio
A trio of city kids are dropped off for the summer at their grandfather’s farm for a taste of country living. Enough with the smartphones and videogames and other amenities of modern urban life. Time for them to toughen up, dirty their hands, and learn the value of hard work. Their grandfather will see to that. That includes the care and maintenance of the Old Man’s miserable cow, which must be milked, lest a shocking disaster from the dark past of the village repeat itself. A sinister survivor of that disaster, by the way, lurks in the shadows with dire intent. When the precious cow escapes into the wild, a crisis is set in motion, and so begins a hair-raising hellride of back-country horrors, gross-out gags, and rural surrealism breaks loose.
Baltic country-bumpkin shock comedy THE OLD MAN: THE MOVIE is not a film for the faint of heart, the squeamish, easily nauseated, lactose-intolerant, or humour-impaired. It’s a feature-length expansion of Peeter Ritso and Mikk Mägi’s animated webseries, initiated in 2012 as little more than a wry joke while in school. It became hugely successful, which prompts some very serious concerns about the moral and psychological health of the Estonian people. In any case, the derisive look at life out in farm country is pretty universal, as are the assorted bodily functions and effluvia that soon enough stain the screen. Written and directed by Mägi and Oskar Lehemaa (BAD HAIR), THE OLD MAN: THE MOVIE is a high-water mark for stop-motion animation, and a glorious new low in lowbrow laughs! – Rupert Bottenberg
Adam Carter Rehmeier
A riotously hilarious anti-romantic comedy – that just happens to be genuinely romantic – in a universe between WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE and REPO MAN.
Shinichiro Ueda (ONE CUT OF THE DEAD) is back with the highly anticipated SPECIAL ACTORS – in which actors infiltrate a cult and turn the entire world into a stage!
What if Mazinger Z existed after all? Together, Asegawa and his team will do their utmost to achieve the impossible: make the imaginary real.