Next weekend, New York City animation lovers can catch the technicolor, rave culture-inspired Polish short Acid Rain and the Polish-Spanish-Belgian-German-Hungarian co-pro feature Another Day of Life, directed by Raúl de la Fuente and Damian Nenow. Both works are under consideration for nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards — for Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature, respectively.
Presented by Animoon in cooperation with GKIDS, the screening will take place Sunday, December 1 at 7 p.m. in the Tribeca Screening Room (375 Greenwich St., 2nd Floor). Acid Rain will be followed by a conversation with director Tomek Popakul, with Another Day of Life running at 8 p.m.
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Acid Rain synopsis: In post-industrial Eastern Europe, a young woman runs away from her depressing hometown. That’s how she meets Skinny — a kind of unstable weirdo who lives in a camper and runs his not-so-legal errands. Their journey gradually leads them towards more and more eerie settings, revealing the attraction and repulsion of rave culture.
Acid Rain was an Official Selection at Sundance, and has won the Grand Prix at GLAS Animation Festival, Bucheon Int’l Animation Festival and Animafest Zargreb, where the film also won the Audience Awards. The film recently launched online as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
Another Day of Life synopsis: A dive into the chaos of war, based on the book by journalist Ryszard “Ricardo” Kapuściński, which relates the outbreak of civil war following Angola’s independence from Portugal in 1975. Against all advice, Kapuściński is intent on driving south into the heart of bloody conflict to find the isolated rebel Farrusco.
Directed by de la Fuente and Nenow and produced by Amaia Remirez and Jaroslaw Sawko, Another Day of Life was an official selection of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and has received numerous accolades, including the San Sebastián IFF Audience Award, the Goya Award for Best Animated Film and the European Film Award for Best Animated Film.