22nd Animation Division Jury Selections

A Fly in the Restaurant

Animated short film

XI Chen [China]


In a restaurant in China in 1970s after the Cul- tural Revolution, waiters try to swat flies while a number of diners eat their food. On the wall, a quote by Mao Tse Tung, “A revolution is not a dinner party”, is placed. At the end, however, a fly stops on the letter “not” which is knocked off by a fly flap. Using only black and red, the work takes a caricatural look on the way diners are eating and talking.