Anina – Special Children's Session

[button color=”green” size=”medium” align=”left” link=”—Slaff”]Buy Tickets[/button]Sunday 7th September | 10:30am
Event Cinemas George St Sydney
Feature Animation | Alfredo Soderguit | Uruguay / Colombia | 2013 | 78 min 

Anina has a big problem: her name. It reads the same forwards and backwards, and the other kids at school tease her for having a palindrome for a name. When Anina gets into a fight with fellow outsider Yisel, both girls are given an envelope containing their punishment, which they aren’t allowed to open for seven days. Unable to look at her own, Anina decides to steal Yisel’s – although she might not like what she discovers.

Beautifully animated and filled to the brim with humour and empathy, Anina is the debut feature from Uruguayan animator Alfredo Soderguit. A multi award-winning film and Uruguay’s submission to the Best Foreign Language Film, Oscar Academy Awards 2014, Anina is a warm, whip-smart film that speaks to both children and adults.

Pre screening fun by Pistachio Entertainment from 10.30am
Spanish with English Subtitles
General audience – no restrictions

Supported by the Community Relations Commisison for a Multicultural NSW

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film_anina_director_bAlfredo Soderguit / Director (Born in Rocha, Uruguay, 1973)
At eighteen he receives an Honorable Mention for Creativity in the National Educational Video Award.
Then he starts working as an illustrator of children’s books and participates as clean up assistant for cartoon projects.
He studied architecture and fine arts at the national University.
At 26 he founds SO (Symbolic Operation), an artistic group that for three years stages high-scale installations in different parts of the city of Montevideo.
He has participated in exhibitions such as the Biennale of Bratislava and Frankfurt book fair. He has won several awards as a director and art director on films and animation. He has illustrated more than 45 books,. One of these books is Anina Yatay Salas, the story that has inspired him to make the movie Anina. He has one doughter called Amelia, born in may 7, 2013.
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Winner of over ten prestigious international awards including:
Uruguay’s Submission for the 2014 Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
Winner: 2013 La Plata International Film Festival, Argentina – Best Film
Winner:2013 Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival – Best Film & Audience Award
Winner:2013 Cartagena International Film Festival – Best Film & Best director
Winner:2013 La Habana International Film Festival – Best Film, Audience
Winner: ANIMAMUNDI 2013 Brazil- Best children film, Audience award
Winner: Sao Paulo Latin American Film Festival 2013 – Honorific mention of the jury
Winner: Cinema Institute of Uruguay – Best film of the year 2013
Nominated: Ariel Awards México 2014 – Best Iberoamerican Film
Nominated: Platino Awards Panamá 2014 – Best Iberoamerican Animation