MONIFF 2022 Film Festival

Shorts from the National Film Board of Canada

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How many obsessions can one family have? In Joanna Quinn and Les Mills’ Affairs of the Art, we reconnect with Beryl, the working-class heroine who not only reveals her own obsession with drawing but exposes the addictions of her eccentric family, which include pickling, screw threads, and pet taxidermy. With Affairs of the Art, British animator Joanna Quinn recounts another gloriously unhinged chapter in the adventures of Beryl, the comic everywoman she unleashed upon the world with her debut film, Girls' Night Out, which took home three major awards from Annecy in 1987.

Academy Award® nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, U.S.A. (2022)

  • Year
  • Runtime
    16 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Director
    Joanna Quinn
  • Screenwriter
    Les Mills
  • Producer
    Michael Fukushima, Les Mills
  • Cast
    Menna Trussler, Brendan Charleson, Joanna Quinn
  • Editor
    Mia Rose Goddard
  • Animator
    Joanna Quinn, Arjan Wilschut, Gemma Roberts, James Nutting, Mia Rose Goddard, Marci Rojas, Eliot Cseh, Yoana Georgieva, Jordan Alexander Davies, Becky Peel
  • Sound Design
    Olivier Calvert