Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, set to take place from 21 February to 1 March 2020 at Flagey and Cinéma Palace, will be kicking off with Anca Damian’s acclaimed film, Marona’s Fantastic Tale.
This poetic and touching film, the sixth feature by Damian ( Crulic – The Path to Beyond, The Magic Mountain), is a true modern-day fairytale about the big and small things in life. The story, served by a dazzling universe of colors and superb graphics, follows Morona, a little mixed-bred stray who has already had a few homes in her lifetime. After an accident, she looks back over the adventures and happy times shared with her various owners. Seeing the world through the eyes of a little dog gives us a real lesson in happiness and reminds us to live in the present and make the most of simple things.
Belgian illustrator Brecht Evens designed the characters, while visual artists Gina Thorstensen and Sarah Mazzetti looked after the gleaming backgrounds. Damian and Evens are expected to be present the festival opening night screening.
The same night Marona opens Anima in Brussels, the film is scheduled to open the J.E.F. festival for youth in Antwerp.
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