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Hide (2020)

ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present

Dark Hearts

Unclassified (18+)
Film program

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General Admission




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28 Oct –2 Nov 2021

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A seductive program of animated shorts revelling in darkness.

There is a deliciously seductive cruelty and velvet malevolence that purrs beneath the skin and behind the claws of so much fine animation. Whether it is depicting the misshapen internal logic of the psychopath, recreating the darkest horrors no live-action camera was present to capture, or Trojan-horsing a vision of darkness past the first line of our defences, animation is an artform perfectly suited for the purveyors of these dark visions.

Short films

Daniel Grey
Canada, 11 mins, 2020

Il Gatto
Donato Sansone
Italy, 7 mins 13 secs, 2020

Goodnight Mr Ted
Sole Nicolas
Spain, 10 mins 46 secs, 2020

Shiva Sadegh Asadi
Iran, 10 mins 50 secs, 2020

Begona Vicario
Spain, 4 mins 58 secs, 2020

We Hope You Won’t Need To Come Back
Anastazja Naumenko
Poland, 10 mins, 2020

Heart Of Gold
Simon Filliot
France, 12 mins 56 secs, 2020

Format: DCP
Language: English
Runtime: 80

Event duration

80 mins


Unclassified (18+)


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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