Anima 2020 will be kicking off with the magnificent feature
Marona's Fantastic Tale.
This poetic and touching film, the sixth feature by Anca Damian, following on from Crulic - the Path to Beyond and The Magic Mountain, is a true modern-day fairytale about the big and small things in life. The story, served by a dazzling universe of colours and superb graphics, follows Morona, a little mixed-bred stray who has already had a few homes in her lifetime. After an accident, she looks back over the adventures and happy times shared with her various owners. Seeing the world through the eyes of a little dog gives us a real lesson in happiness and reminds us to live in the present and make the most of simple things.
Belgian illustrator, Brecht Evens, designed the characters, while visual artists Gina Thorstensen and Sarah Mazzetti looked after the gleaming backgrounds.
In the presence of Anca Damian and Brecht Evens
Anca Damian wrote, produced and directed the feature The Magic Mountain (2015), rewarded in Annecy and Karlovy Vary. The film went on to be selected in over sixty festivals and won ten prizes. Her feature, Crulic - The Path to Beyond, a co-production between Romania and Poland, won the Annecy Cristal in 2012, along with over 34 other prizes.
Over the past fifteen years, DJ GNUU has played under various pseudonyms at the Pukkelpop and Tomorrowland festivals. He will take you on a unique musical journey with atmospheres inspired by several eras and continents.