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A Life Less Ordinary

Dir: Various
Cert: 15*

The first of two international animation round-ups, this batch concentrates on the art of storytelling, with unusual people and curious circumstances as the bedrock. The UK premiere of Tom Brown and Daniel Gray’s brilliant if slightly unsettling Teeth, chronicling the life of a misguided man through his oral obsessions, is a bittersweet joy from start to finish.

There’s more obsessive behaviour in Flatpack 2014 award-winner Leonid Shmelkov’s perfectly-toned My Own Personal Moose, in which young Misha’s elk-fixation (despite never actually having seen a real one) provides the catalyst for an unexpected encounter. And Kasia Nalewajka’s quirky graduation film, Pineapple Calamari, about a pair of inseparable women and their race-horse is a pricelessly funny tale of love, loss, and cross-dressing animals.

(dir. Tom Brown and Daniel Gray) UK/USA, 2015 – 6min

 Safari Heat
(dir. Antti Laakso & Simo Ruotsalainen) Finland, 2014 – 6min

My Dad
(dir. Marcus Armitage) UK, 2014 – 6min

Hopkins & Delaney LLP
(dir. Sean Buckelew) USA, 2014 – 4min

Black Seed
(dir. Francesco Rosso) Estonia, 2014 – 7min

(dir. Stephen McNally) Ireland, 2014 – 5min

(dir. David Jansen) Germany, 2015 – 15min

Grace Under Water
(dir. Anthony Lawrence) Australia, 2014 – 8min

My Own Personal Moose
(dir. Leonid Shmelkov) Russia, 2013 – 16min

Pineapple Calamari
(dir. Kasia Nalewajka) UK, 2014 – 9min

A Life Less Ordinary is one of our Short Film Competition screenings. A Short Film Competition pass can be bought here to see all five screenings.


Date :
March 27, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Categories:
Event Tags:
animation, Elk, Horse, Short Film, Short Film Competition, Teeth
This event was part of Flatpack 9


Flatpack Palais @ The Bond
180-182 Fazeley St.
Birmingham, B5 5SE
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* Tickets will be available from the venue on the day - box office opens 30 minutes before the advertised event start time.