REX 2021 Programme to be released in October
Below is the programme for REX 2020
REX 2021 program släpps i oktober
Nedan följer programmet för REX 2020
Warped Worlds –>
Shorts for Halloween! A selection of films with settings and premises that are eerie, bizarre, scary, or at times all of the above. 6 shorts.
Kortfilmer till Halloween! Ett urval filmer vars världar och premisser är kusliga, bisarra eller läskiga, eller ibland allt på en gång. 6 kortfilmer. Filmerna är textade på engelska.
ZITA 1 Thu 29.10. 20:00
Love is Just a Death Away
By Bára Anna Stejskalová • Czech Republic • 2020 • 11:05 min
Sometimes life starts after death for someone. For someone like a little parasite, which walks with a rotting corpse of a dead dog around old landfill. Trapped in his unpalatable body he tries to find love and friendship.
This is all about family. A mix of personal storytelling, relationships and portraits of generations and aging. 6 shorts.
Filmer om familjer! En blandning of personligt berättande, relationer och porträtt av generationer och åldrande. 6 kortfilmer. Filmerna är textade på engelska.
ZITA 3 Fri 30.10. 16:30
ZITA 1 Sun 01.11. 18:00
By Julia Orlik • Poland • 2020 • 14:58 min
An elderly man is looking after his paralyzed wife. Despite his old age and health problems he’s doing his best to relieve her suffering, which is getting worse day by day. His daughter helps him, trying to balance care with her work in the hospital and family life.
S P A C E S
By Nora Štrbová • Czech Republic • 2019 • 8:00 min
An exploration of memory as a container of our identity. Based on the personal story of the director and her brother who got a brain
tumor diagnosis. The narrative and form of the film follow the idea of perceiving reality with a broken memory.
We have One Heart
By Katarzyna Warzecha • Poland • 2020 • 11:20 min
After his mother dies, Adam comes across some letters his parents exchanged years ago. An opportunity for him to find out more about his father, who he never knew. Animated drawings and archival material takes us back forty years and enables us to uncover an extraordinary family secret.
A selection circling around themes that are relevant for Sweden, Europe, and the rest of the world, in 2020. 5 shorts.
Ett urval som kretsar kring teman som är extra relevanta i Sverige, Europa och resten av världen, i år. 5 kortfilmer. Filmerna är textade på engelska.
ZITA 1 Fri 30.10. 18:00
ZITA 3 Sat 31.10. 15:00
Tent 113, Idomèni
By Henri Marbacher • Switzerland • 2019 • 18 min
Agir, a smiling and discreet 19 year old, tells the story of his migration. His journey from Syria to Switzerland spans several years, rushes from boats to buses, lingers from shacks to mosques, crosses camps and borders. From this chaotic construction, a fragmented, unequal narrative emerges.
Films about societies, civilisations, groups, and power dynamics. 6 shorts.
Filmer om samhällen, civilsationer, gruppdynamik och maktrelationer. 6 kortfilmer
ZITA 1 Fri 30.10. 19:30
ZITA 3 Sat 31.10. 16:30
By Robertas Nevecka • Lithuania • 2020 • 16:09 min
Frigid winter in a war-devastated, present-day city. Several years have passed since the destruction, and the city is slowly rebuilding. A thirty-year-old guy is living as a squatter in an apartment with a group of strangers. He struggles to survive in this rough setting.
Shorts exploring different realities. From dreamstates and personal fears, to contemporary stories that need to be told. 7 shorts.
Kortfilmer som utforskar olika verkligheter. Från drömtillstånd och historier om personliga rädslor, till samtida skildringar som behöver berättas.
ZITA 1 Sat 31.10. 18:00
ZITA 3 Sun 01.11. 15:00
Forget Me Not
By Adela Križovenská • Czech Republic • 2019 • 6:54 min
In Czech Republic the destiny of orphans was taken from foster care to an institutional care, despite 30 years of freedom from communism, the impact was huge. Animated document with the testimony of the man who grew up in the constitution and the woman who solves the problem from the outside.
By Soetkin Verstegen •Belgium, Finland, Germany • 2019 • 5:00 min
Freeze frame: the most absurd technique since the invention of the moving image. Through an elaborate process of duplicating the same image over and over again, it creates the illusion of stillness. In this stop motion film, identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice, like archivists. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside.
A flow of shorts where the more fun meets the more serious in a selection that deals with gravity, storytelling and the medium. 8 shorts.
Ett flöde av filmer där det mer lättsamma möter det mer allvarliga, i ett urval som utforskar tyngdlagen, berättandet och animationen som medium.
ZITA 1 Sat 31.10. 19:30
ZITA 3 Sun 01.11. 16:30
Don’t Know What
By Thomas Renoldner • Austria • 2019 • 8:07 min
A combination of elements of mainstream cinema, like an entertaining dramaturgy or slapstick-like effects mixed
with strategies of avant-garde cinema or video art, like formal and aesthetic reduction of the imagery, extrem short-cut
technique and sound experiments. A mix of humor and seriousness in a “genre-hybrid”.
Saigon sur Marne
By Aude Ha Leplège • Belgium, France • 2019 • 14:12 min
Between two household chores, an old couple tell their granddaughter their life story between Vietnam and France, during the war.
Since their first meeting, when they were 20, till today, they describe all the main steps of their relationship, talking about the exile, the immigration, sometime with humour, sometime with serious.
REX For Kids 1 –>
A selection of exciting short films for kids! Adventurous stories appropriate for children from 7 years and up. 4 shorts.
Ett urval av spännande kortfilmer för barn! Äventyrliga historier som passar barn från 7 år. 4 kortfilmer.
ZITA 1 Sat 31.10. 13:00
By Jose Prats , Alvaro Robles • Spain • 2020 • 9:40 min
In a faraway land where the rain never stops, six-year-old Kyna spends her days playing carelessly under the protective “umbrella-beard” of her father, Din. One night, Kyna’s beloved dog Nana disappears.To find her, Kyna will embark on an adventure of self-discovery and face her great fear, the Rain.
The Bird and the Whale
By Carol Freeman • Ireland • 2018 • 7:03 min
The Bird and the Whale is a story about a young whale struggling to find his voice. After straying too far from his family to explore a shipwreck, he discovers it’s sole survivor, a caged songbird. Together they struggle to survive lost at sea.
Matilda and the Spare Head
By Ignas Meilunas • Lithuania • 2020 • 13:09 min
This is a story about a girl who wants to be the smartest person in the world. When all the things she’s learned can no longer fit in one head, her mother buys her a backup one. Two heads are better than one but Matilda soon becomes confused which head should she wear at what time and loses the second head shortly after. It is uncertain what would happen if not for a ball that accidentally flows in through her window. It changes Matilda forever.
REX For Kids 2 –>
Films with lots of fun, colour, and music! Stories appropriate for the very youngest audiences, and animation lovers of all ages. 6 shorts.
Roliga filmer med mycket färg och musik! Berättelser som passar de allra yngsta, och animationsälskare av alla åldrar. 6 kortfilmer.
ZITA 1 Sun 01.11. 13:00
A Lynx in the Town
By Nina Bisiarina • France • 2019 • 6:48 min
A curious lynx leaves its forest, attracted by the lights of the nearby town. It has great fun there until it falls asleep in the middle of a parking lot. In the early morning, locals are astonished to find this strange animal covered in snow.
The Little Bird and the Bees
By Lena von Döhren • Switzerland • 2020 • 4 min
High above, the small bird enjoys the flowers of its maple tree. A mysterious humming that needs to be fathomed sends him on a journey into a magical world of flowers. Of course, the fiery red fox is soon on the little bird’s heels…
The festival in 2021 is arranged by Föreningen REX Animation Film Festival, with support from Stockholm stad, the Swedish Film Institute, Region Stockholm and EUNIC Stockholm. // Festivalen 2021 arrangeras av Föreningen REX Animation Film Festival med stöd från Stockholm stad, Svenska Filminstitutet, Region Stockholm och EUNIC Stockholm.