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New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2015  31st October 2015 –3rd November 2015

31st October – 3rd November 2015 31st October – 3rd November 2015

Rocks in My Pockets

●31st October 14:45 Theater 3     
●1st November 19:15 Theater 3

An autobiographical film on depression, featuring a huge amount of dry humor

Latvian animator Signe Baumane’s films are always controversial, dealing with topics such as sex and pregnancy. Her first feature film, Rocks in My Pockets, is no exception: it is a story about the depression that Signe, her relatives, and her ancestors have been fighting for a long time. Although the subject is serious, the film itself is filled with dry humor. It has been well received, not only by the film festival community and theater audiences, but also by members of the scientific community who work with mental illness.

Synopsis

Signe, a young artist, asks her father, “How did my grandmother die?” Her father is evasive. His seven siblings are evasive, as well. Signe strongly suspects that Anna committed suicide. Clues of mental illness had always leaked through the family stories. Signe suffers from depression herself. Three of her cousins, all women, battle madness, as well. Could there be a link between Anna and the four granddaughters? Defying the stigma that silences so many, Signe takes us on a journey deep into her own depression where she looks to confront the family demons. But, unlike her cousins, Signe finds an assuring guide in animation and art. Personal story of animator Signe Baumane about the woman from her family, including herself, and their battles with madness. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and her twisted sense of humour.

Director

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SIGNE BAUMANE

Signe Baumane, an independent animator known for her controversial films on the subjects of sex, pregnancy, dentists and madness, was born in Latvia in 1964. Now she lives in New York. In all of Signe’s work, the influences of Eastern European traditions like those of Stasys Eidrigevicius in illustration and Jan Svankmajer in animation are easy to spot. But her New York films have a new, specifically American sensibility with their accessible storylines, developed gags and outrageous humour.

Information

Director:Signe Baumane
2014/Latvia/88min/DCP/Latvian dialogue, Japanese subtitle, English subtitle


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  • サッポロビール(株)
  • 東日本電信電話(株)
  • (株)北洋銀行
  • (株)北海道銀行
  • 北海道空港(株)
  • 北海道コカ・コーラボトリング(株)
  • (株)マテック
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特別協力:
  • JAL
  • ANA
  • AIRDO
  • SKYMARK
主催:
新千歳空港国際アニメーション映画祭実行委員会
後援:
総務省 / 外務省 / 経済産業省 / 観光庁 / 東京航空局 / 北海道運輸局 / 日本政府観光局(JNTO) / 北海道 / 千歳市 / 日本アニメーション協会 / 日本アニメーション学会 / 日本動画協会 / 映画産業団体連合会 / 北海道新聞社 / NHK札幌放送局 / 北海道放送 / 札幌テレビ放送 / 北海道テレビ放送 / 北海道文化放送 / テレビ北海道 / エフエム北海道 / エフエム・ノースウェーブ / STVラジオ(順不同)
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