FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival


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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.


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