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Here is a fantastic selection of good cinema presented in the Festival of Gijón, Spain.

Do not feel afraid and try to find them and enjoy winter time with good cinema 🙂


10. Krisha | Trey Edward Shults.


Nasty Baby

9. Nasty Baby | Sebastián Silva.


Land of mine

8. Land of mine | Martin Zandvliet.



7. Aferim! | Radu Jude.


The diary of a teenage girl

6. The Diary of a Teenage Girl | Marie Heller.


The lobster

5. The lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos.


The sky trembles and the Earth is afraid and the two eyes are not brothers

4. The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers | Ben Rivers.


Cemetery of Splendour

3. Cemetery of Splendour | Apichatpong Weerasethakul.



2. Risttuules (In the Crosswind) | Martti Helde.


Right now, wrong then

1. Right Now, Wrong Then | Hong Sang-soo.



Ira Elshansky grew up in Moscow, Russia. After two years at Moscow State Textile University, in 2010 Ira moved to Israel and studied animation at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Her films “Connection”, and “White Gold” have been screened and won prizes at festivals around the world. Her graduate film “Warm Snow” in now having it’s world tour. (I have copied the text!)

Here you have more details as I consider is by far more important to share nice information, that taking recognition from my amazing writing XD

I love the short film “Connection” as I see myself every morning like this lady.

It is a real pleasure to find such a beutiful things in life.

Thanks Ira!

Leviathan is piece of art describing in a fantastic and extremelly well done presentation of the Russian society directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev.

This master piece has fantastic landscapes and a beautiful photography that make this film a classic to keep in “Top” collection.

The film has won several prices in different festivals all over the world and the almost perfect 99% in Rotten Tomatoes film website. And it is on the list to win an Oscar…

Despite the global recognition of this piece of art, the nationalists in Russia are complaining about it saying the film is trying to match the Western Society and destroying their country.

It got official support from the Russian Ministry of Culture may be looked upon with suspicion due the sarcastic and acid critic made to the Government and the totalitary corrupted system.

Vladimir Medinsky the secretary of Culture is not really enjoying the way the country was pictured after some Russians complaning. I guess this is a complicated position considering the Government paid 30% of the film.

Andrey Zvyagintsev based his story in a real one from Colorado USA where a man lost his property against a corporation and rented the machines to destroy the building then committing suicide, Andrey Zvyagintsev said it could happen anywhere.

Go and see it, you won’t regret at all.

Animation is the process of creating motion and shape change illusion by means of the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon. Animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation.

Animations can be recorded on either analogue media, such as a flip book, motion picture film, video tape, or on digital media, including formats such as animated GIF, Flash animation or digital video. To display it, a digital camera, computer, or projector are used.

Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, such as paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures. Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, 30, or 60 frames per second.

This is pure copy and paste from Wikipedia as my body is fighting a massive cold, so here we are 😉

Some additional nice information 😉

Cheatin’, de Bill Plympton is one of the masters in underground animation able to create a film by himself with only 400,00 euros!

Plymptoon Studios is one of those getting well known for the quality they produce, so keep an eye on them 😉

Travis Knight is the creator and CEO of LAIKA a fantastic studio wich is close to win the Oscar with the film Coraline.

Reel F/X is another one that recently produced The Book of Life with the help of the Mexican Director Guillermo del Toro.

Some of the others are Song of the Sea,  The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and  Rock in My Pockets.

I could keep going for days but my eyes keep closing, I hope you will take the time to watch some of them and go further into the animation paradise 😉