FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

ANIMATION MASTERS: STOP MOTION MAGIC (Shorts Programs)

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


Stop motion masters, both young and old.


The animators in this collection are stop motion masters, both young and old. In the latest from Niki Lindroth von Bahr (CICFF award winner, as well as Cannes, Annecy, Berlin, and Sundance) the director continues her dry-eyed view of our modern world. After her stunning 2009 short, “Angry Man,” award winner Anita Killi brings "Mother Didn't Know" this year. In the final short from Japanese maestro Takeshi Yashiro returns to the CICFF with his latest tale of an orphaned fox.


Shorts Program Duration: 77 minutes


Ages: 13+


Themes: Stop motion animation


Language: This program is presented in Lithuanian, Romanian, Swedish, Norwegian, and Japanese with English subtitles.


Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes and Violence.


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

GON, THE LITTLE FOX (Short Film)


Synopsis: When Gon, a playful orphaned fox, finds that young Hyoju has lost his mother, he tries to comfort him. He attempts to make amends for his own earlier mischiefs by secretly bringing small gifts to the boy every day. But Hyoju doesn’t realize who is behind the anonymous gifts, and the two are headed for a heartbreaking climax.


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
    28 minutes
  • Language
    Japanese with English subtitles
  • Country
    Japan
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Takeshi Yashiro
  • Producer
    Masaaki Oikawa