Uruguay, 2013, 80 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Colombia
Topics: Animation, Family Friendly, Latino, Romantic Comedy
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles
Anina Yatay Salas – her name made up of three palindromes – gets teased a lot at school. When she’s caught fighting with her enemy Yisel, an overweight girl Anina calls the "she elephant" each of them is given a black envelope with a punishment written inside, but they’re not allowed to open it for a week.
Over the course of that time, Anina starts to understand Yisel better – realizing she’s not the person she appears to be – and starts to develop compassion for her.
Director Alfredo Soderguit based this charming animated film on a popular children’s book by Sergio López Suárez which he illustrated. He goes against the current trend of slick, digital, 3D animation – instead employing a sweetly handcrafted, pencil-and-watercolor visual style.
"Few animated films can convey a classic tale with a message about family and friendship packed with intelligent humor… Soderguit’s film is lively, witty, and full of heart […] Destined to become a classic."
- Carlos Aguilar, Indiewire
Filmmaker(s) attending: Director
DIRECTOR: Alfredo Soderguit
Producer: Julián Goyoaga, Germán Tejeira, Jhonny Hendrix
Editor: Julián Goyoaga, Germán Tejeira
Screenwriter: Alfredo Soderguit, Federico Ivanier, Germán Tejeira, Julián Goyoaga, Alejo Schettini
Cinematographer: Juan Carve, Paulo Pérez
Music: Gastón Otero, Bruno Boselli
Principal Cast: Federica Lacaño, María Mendive, César Troncoso, Cristina Morán, Guillermina Pardo, Lucia Parrilla
Filmography: Debut Feature
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