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Belly

A coming of age tale about brotherhood, friendship and separation.

2011 | 5 - 10 | Animation | Drama | Friendship | UK | 2011

Ever shifting between tender and darker tones, this little coming-of-age tale draws us into a surreal fantasy world that’s inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.
The adventure of brothers Alex and Oscar and their monster-friend narrates
the dramatic losses and changes that growing up entails. The trauma of letting things and people behind is represented in a literal and material way, with actual body parts and objects that merge and detach from each other, floating around in a muffled space. However, the real strength of the short lies in the original and unique style of the director, that combines mixed media and a meticulous attention to detail. Julia Pott has directed commercials and music videos for bands such as Bat For Lashes and The Decemberists, and has been included among the 25 emerging talents to watch by Filmmaker magazine. Belly is her graduation project, was presented at the Sundace Film Festival and has won many awards at major international festivals. The British Film Institute has also added it to its archive for the preservation of British cinema.

 

Flavia Ferrucci

Flavia Ferrucci

Flavia Ferrucci

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