The Burden

screens: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 11:30
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:00
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 11:45
location: 
The Roundhouse
131 Roundhouse Mews
tickets: 
$10 adult; $7 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Niki Lindroth von Bahr
length: 
14min
year: 
2017
country: 
Sweden

In Swedish with English subtitles

The sublime banality of a hotel, a fast food joint, a call centre, and a grocery store set the stage for an auto-tuned musical. Whimsical animals sing their existential malaise via dance routines that conjure the magic of Broadway. This inspired stop-motion animation premiered at the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes film festival and won the Cristal Award for Best Short Film in Annecy, France.

Themes: musical, meaning of existence, self-reflection, work

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