FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

THE GREAT MALAISE (Shorts Program)

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PUBLIC PROGRAM - Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form


Sometimes it's hard to figure out where you fit in in this world.


Sometimes it's hard to figure out where you fit in in this world. In one mockumentary, we learn that in a world full of beautiful butterflies, it is difficult for a worm to fit in. In another short, a young woman offers a self-portrait in the most favorable light possible, giving us what we want to hear, even if the visual narrative tells an entirely different story. In another short, happy-go-lucky worker slugs have a hard time keeping up with the pace of life in the city of insects. When a financial crisis hits, the industry only sees one solution. Can the slugs change their work/life priorities?


Shorts Program Duration: 56 minutes


Themes: Finding place in larger society; coping with isolation; discovering and affirming identity; self-care.


Language: This program is presented in English, Nonverbal, Spanish, and Swedish with English subtitles.


Geoblocking Notice: This program is only available in the Chicagoland area.

SOMETHING TO REMEMBER (Short Film)


Synopsis: From the young, award-winning animator whose previous films were welcomed at CICFF ("Tord and Tord", Bath House", and "The Burden"), comes a quirky stop-motion film with yet another dry look at our modern world.


Program Type: Public Program - Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form


Content Advisory: This film contains Mature Themes.


Geoblocking Notice: This film is only available in the Chicagoland area.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Language
    Swedish with English subtitles
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Niki Lindroth von Bahr
  • Producer
    Kalle Wettre