This award winning horror/ fantasy animated film written and directed by Erik Van Schaaik was the last film I saw at Anim’est festival in Bucharest. It has an otherworldly quality from the start and follows the story of two estranged brothers; a farmer and a priest who battle over the destiny of their inherited orchard. Without spoiling it for you, the plot take a weird twist when the worms who live in the apples discover they can manoeuvre a corpse, with comic and horrid consequences. Masterful 3D design produces a look, reminiscent of Aardman Animation. Atmospheric lighting & a heavily produced soundtrack plus excellent pacing make this an entertaining and memorable cinema experience.
A stop-motion horror comedy.
Writer / director: Erik van Schaaik
Producer: Thomas Hietbrink (Pedri Animation)
Lead animator: Sergio Lara
Voices: Claire King, Tim Gunther
Post production: Gatze Zonneveld (RockNRoll Animation)
Sound design: Rinus Aarts (Speakerfood)
Composer: Miguel Boelens
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