Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves

Estonia, Croatia, France / 2019 / animated / 18' / Short Film Competition

Toomas, who has lost his corporate job, needs to look for another source of income. He starts as a plumber and ends up in Italian porn-westerns. He keeps his new occupation a secret from his pregnant wife. She has her secrets, too, such as lectures about female domination followed by practical workshops with a male slave. The married couple's secrets are about to be revealed... This uncompromising and risqué animation with wolves as the main characters breaks conventions and leads up to an unexpected finale. The peculiar characters of Chintis Lundgen's films have never been so liberated.

directed by
Chintis LundgrenQ&A guest

Estonian-born animator currently living in Croatia. Self-taught, Lundgren’s body of work includes an assortment of quirky music videos, PSAs and short films featuring a light, absurdist tone along with distinct anthropomorphic characters. In 2011, Lundgren created her own animation studio called Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio and later co-founded Adriatic Animation, an animation studio based in Croatia. Her films, including the award-winning shorts, “Manivald” (2017) and “Life with Herman H. Rott” (2015) have screened at numerous international festivals such as Annecy, Zagreb, Ottawa.

cinematography
Chintis Lundgren
script
Chintis Lundgren, Draško Ivezić Q&A guest
animated by
Draško Ivezić Q&A guest, Chintis Lundgren, Darko Vidackovic
music
Terence Dunn
editing
Chintis Lundgren, Draško Ivezić Q&A guest
production
Chintis Lundgren (Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio), Draško Ivezić Q&A guest (Adriatic Animation), Emmanuel Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron (Miyu productions)
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Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves
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