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24th Animation Division Jury Selections

And Then The Bear

Animated short film

Agnès PATRON[France]


A short film depicting the child’s point of view in neglect using a dark visual style with a limited number of colors on a black background. The boy’s strong emotions of anger, sadness, and pain are expressed through the depiction of certain scenes—burning houses, the howling of a bear and the rustling of its body hair, the anxious swaying of grass and trees, and children riding the bear into the forest and dancing—as well as music.