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Annecy Festival 2022 (Perspectives & Off-Limits): Our Top Picks
Annecy Festival 2022 (Perspectives & Off-Limits): Our Top Picks
New Trailer for 'Inu-Oh' by Masaaki Yuasa
New Trailer for 'Inu-Oh' by Masaaki Yuasa
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'Amok', 'Little Nicholas' in the Annecy Festival 2022 Winners
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Perlimps by Alê Abreu: A Forest and A Trailer
9 Annecy Special Prizes for 2022
9 Annecy Special Prizes for 2022
‘Nayola’ Film Review: When the Animation Is More That the Art of Movement
‘Nayola’ Film Review: When the Animation Is More That the Art of Movement
No Dogs or Italians Allowed by Alain Ughetto: Trailer
No Dogs or Italians Allowed by Alain Ughetto: Trailer
My Love Affair with Marriage by Signe Baumane: Trailer
My Love Affair with Marriage by Signe Baumane: Trailer
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
'A Film Is Like Planning A House Build': Interview with Jonathan Laskar (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'A Film Is Like Planning A House Build': Interview with Jonathan Laskar (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Morality, Satire and Cynicism: Interview with Noah Erni (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Morality, Satire and Cynicism: Interview with Noah Erni (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Telling Stories and Tackling Deep Subjects: Interview with Élodie Dermange (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Telling Stories and Tackling Deep Subjects: Interview with Élodie Dermange (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
(Exclusive): The Other Shape Animation Feature by Diego Guzmán: Trailer
(Exclusive): The Other Shape Animation Feature by Diego Guzmán: Trailer
On Fairytales and Slugs: Interview with Aline Höchli (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
On Fairytales and Slugs: Interview with Aline Höchli (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'Animation Is the Best Medium to Reach a Large Audience': Interview with Simone Giampaolo (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'Animation Is the Best Medium to Reach a Large Audience': Interview with Simone Giampaolo (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
Animated Multiverse: Review of the Contemporary Swiss Animated Production
Animated Multiverse: Review of the Contemporary Swiss Animated Production
Flow by Gints Zilbalodis: First Teaser
Flow by Gints Zilbalodis: First Teaser
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer

 The Czech director Tomáš Luňák adapts a graphic novel, and brings the intricacies of the Cold War era into animated focus.

The debut feature film of Tomáš Luňák, Alois Nebel was animated in rotoscope (viz. Waking Life and Metropia), and already premiered in the Venice and Toronto festivals.

Its claustrophobic but engaging story has Alois Nebel, a railway worker in the 80s and a loner hallucinating about his country's dark past . His quest for meaning has him hospitalized but all the same meeting strange encounters on his way.

Alois Nebel has been adapted from the series of successful graphic novels by by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99 . It is scheduled to open in the Czech Republic in October, 13.

Read the synopsis below and watch the decadence-fueled trailer.

 SYNOPSIS

The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dispatcher at the small railway station in Bílý Potok, a remote village on the Czech–Polish border. He's a loner, who prefers old timetables to people, and he finds the loneliness of the station tranquil – except when the fog rolls in. Then he hallucinates, sees trains from the last hundred years pass through the station. They bring ghosts and shadows from the dark past of Central Eu­rope.

Alois can’t get rid of these nightmares and eventually ends up in sanatorium. In the sanatorium, he gets to know The Mute, a man carrying an old photograph who was arrested by the police after crossing the border. No one knows why he came to Bílý Potok or who he’s looking for, but it is his past that propels Alois on his journey…