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.

WHY SLUGS HAVE NO LEGS (Short Film)


Synopsis: Happy-go-lucky slugs have a hard time keeping up with the pace of office life in the city of insects. When a financial crisis hits, the industrious flies only see one solution.


Program Type: School Program and Public Program – Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form 


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

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    11 minutes
  • Language
    Nonverbal
  • Country
    Switzerland
  • Director
    Aline Höchli
  • Producer
    Cinema Copain