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19th Animation Division Jury Selections

The Guardian

Animated short film

Alessandro NOVELLI [Italy]


This animation is a free interpretation of the parable Before the Law from KAFKA’s The Trial. After traveling the world, a peasant arrives in front of a gate controlled by a fearsome guard. The peasant tries to pass through but the guard denies him entrance. He must confront his own fears, as represented by the guard. The unique style that integrates a contemporary sensibility elucidates the film’s highly universal theme.