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Playing with Emotion (18*) (International Competition 3)

London International Animation Festival 2019

a pale auburn haired animated woman looks through a window

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We’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,600 entries to put together a series of screenings that showcase the best 85 new films from every corner of the world. The one thing they have in common is that we think they’re the pick of the crop. This is your annual window into the international indie animation universe.

This programme takes a look at all aspects of emotion – love, hate, jealousy, sensuality, melancholy, anxiety and confusion. Subjects range from a betrayed wife investigating her husbands mistresses, a girls online dating quest in search of love, an achingly beautiful love-story set in 1950’s Italy, a true crime story about Little Red Riding Hood and themes include social media, hipster culture, speed dating and cyber love.


A woman is overcome by her carnivorous desires.
US 2019 Dir Eugene Kolb 3 min

Three parallel universes, three girls living in different circumstances. A glitch in the system causes the universes to collapse. 
Hungary 2019 Dir Flora Anna Buda 10 min

Alba's Memories
A heartfelt story from the perspective of an elderly woman about the beginnings of a relationship and a youthful infatuation.
Italy/Germany 2019 Dir Maria Steinmetz/Andrea Martignoni 6 min

Per Tutta la Vita
During a journey to the origins of their memory, a woman and a man retrace the most important moments of their story of love.
France/Italy 2018 Dir Roberto Catani 5 min

Girl in the Hallway
Why does 'Little Red Riding hood' give Jamie nightmares? It's been 15 years, and the girl in the hallway haunts him still.
Canada 2018 Dir Valerie Barnhart 10 min

Recently Louis, a painter, and his wife have been experiencing strange events. The world around them seems to be mutating – objects and people are losing their realism.
France 2019 Dir Bruno Collet 12 min

A betrayed wife starts to investigate her husband’s mistresses. Her jealousy is gradually replaced by curiosity.
France/Hungary 2019 Dir Nadja Andrasev 13 min

Looking back at her lifetime devoted to a botanical life, Emily reminisces about the people she’s met and the choices she’s made.
Netherlands 2018 Dir Marlies van der Wel 8 min

A girl’s online search for love in times of social media, speed dating, cyberlove, hipster culture and post-net attitudes.
Belgium 2019 Dir Sine Özbilge/Imge Ozbilge 10 min

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