Tito on Ice review: Going Through the Balkan Black Box

Max Andersson & Helena Ahonen direct a road movie on the Balkans, and mix stylistically animation with live-action. Read the film review of Tito on Ice.

The Art of Happiness (L' Arte Della Felicita) Film Review: Constructing Hope

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The adult animated feature The Art of Happiness presents successfully a dramatic family story and its aftermath in the background of a world gone astray.

A Jewish Girl in Shanghai: Sensitive Holocaust

A sensitive Chinese animated feature on the Holocaust: A Jewish Girl in Shanghai.

Ku! Kin-Dza-Dza review: Cello and Planet Sympathy

An animated Russian feature and a satire of the modern world in Ku! Kin-Dza-Dza. Read the film review.

The King of Pigs review: It hurts to be a human

The South Korean animated film King of Pigs is a fascinating study of violence destroying humanity.

Arjun, The Warrior Prince review: Prince or Warrior

The Indian feature film on the Mahabharata hero Arjun is a welcome, if incomplete portrayal of a nation and its own, distinctive codes.

Persistence of Vision: A long day's journey into Arabian nights

A documentary on the ill-fated feature project of the Academy Award-winning animator, Richard Williams, illuminated aspects of the animation business usually left untold.

The Suicide Shop: Α pret-a-porter of the human spirit

The Suicide Shop (Le magasin des sucides) by Patrice Leconte is an anomaly: a film that is so warm that belies its subject-matter, but also contrived and stereotyped.

The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki: Can't learn everything

The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki by Mamoru Hosoda is a well-studied, but lifeless experiment on identity and the motive of the feral child.


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