A film set in colonial Africa in the late 19th century telling the stories of 5 different characters: a troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy working in a luxury hotel, a failed businessman on an expedition, a lost porter and a young army deserter.
Marc James Roels made the award winning shorts “Mompelaar” in 2007 and “A Gentle Creature” in 2010. Emma De Swaef specializes in stop-motion and doll-making, her preferred working materials include wool, felt and textile. Together they made the short film “Oh Willy” in 2012, which won 80 international awards including the Cartoon d’Or for the best European short, and a Cézar nomination. The film also participated in ANIMA competition of Etiuda&Anima Festival in 2012.
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dir.: Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef, ph.: Marc James Roels, prod.: Beast Animation, Belgium 2018, animation, 44 min.