Monday 17 April | 11:20 - 14:40 | EYE 1
It is possible to buy tickets for one film within this programme.
The two animated feature films this year are such outsiders that we put them in a double bill together. The wacky Nova Seed is preceded by three even weirder shorts, while My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea is a hallucinatory collage of animation styles. Insightful introductions to both films will be provided by Tonio van Vugt, artistic director of the Stripdagen Haarlem.
The world is threatened by the evil Dr. Mindskull, and the authorities nominate lion-man Nac to fight him. But the reluctant Nac escapes and takes a mysterious, constantly sleeping girl along. The army goes in pursuit and Dr. Mindskull is interested in the girl as well. Wacky, hand-drawn animation succeeds with bizarre characters and a touch of the psychedelic.
Dash and Assaf are editors of the high school newspaper. When Assaf is drawn to third editor Verti, Dash writes a smear story about them. Ostracized and angry, Dash discovers that the school principle manipulated safety reports. His discovery is ignored until a heavy earthquake hits. Psychedelic animation blends coming of age story with a disaster movie to eye popping effect.