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The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has unveiled its main feature competition line-up for the upcoming 2022 edition (June 13-18).

Ten titles have been selected for official competition, including Eric Warin and Tahir Rana’s Charlotte which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2021. Based on the true story of the young Judeo-German artist Charlotte Salomon, the voice cast includes Kiera Knightley, Marion Cotillard, Sam Claflin and Helen McCrory. 

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Other titles include Japanese filmmaker Shinya Kawastura’s The House Of The Lost On The Cape following two girls separated from their families during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, who take refuge in a strange old lady’s home where mysterious beings start showing up.

Alongside, José Miguel Riberio’s Nayola centres on three generations of women plagued by the civil war in Angola, while Pierre Foldes’s Blind Willows, Sleeping Woman freely adapts several of Haruki Murakami’s short stories.

Ten feature titles have also been selected for the Contrechamp feature competition. They include Inna Sahakyan’s Aurora who recently premiered her documentary film Mel at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.

Aurora centres on a genocide survivor turned Hollywood star, her odyssey is revived through this unique testimony, archive footage, and the magic of animation. Also in Contrechamp, artist-filmmaker Lei Lei will show Silver Bird And Rainbow Fish which premiered in Rotterdam in January and recalls the past to make sense of the present using propaganda images, surrealist collage and pop-art animation. 

Official Competition

Charlotte (Bel-Can-Fr)
Dirs. Eric Warin, Tahir Rana 

Goodbye, DonGlees! (Japan)
Dir. Atsuko Ishizuka

No Dogs Or Italians Allowed (France-Italy)
Dir. Alain Ughetto 

Little Nicholas – Happy As Can Be (France-Luxembourg)
Dirs. Amandine Fredon, Benjamin Massoubre 

The House Of The Lost On The Cape (Japan)
Dir. Shinya Kawatsura

My Love Affair With Marriage (US-Latvia-Lux)
Dir. Signe Baumane

Nayola (Port-Bel-Neth-Fr)
Dir. José Miguel Ribeiro 

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (Can-Fr-Lux)
Dir. Pierre Foldes 

The Island (Rom-Fr-Bel)
Dir. Anca Damian 

Unicorn Wars (Spain-France)
Dir. Alberto Vazquez 

Contrechamp Feature Competition

Aurora’s Sunrise (Ger-Armenia-Lith)
Dir. Inna Sahakyan

Home Is Somewhere Else (US-Mexico)
Dir. Carlos Hagerman, Jorge Villalobos

Dozens Of Norths (France-Japan)
Dir. Koji Yamamura 

Khamsa – The Well Of Oblivion (Algeria)
Dir. Khaled Chiheb

The Other Shape (Colombia)
Dir. Diego Guzman 

My Grandfather’s Demons (Sp-Fr-Port)
Dir. Nuno Beato 

Quantum Cowboys (US)
Dir. Geoff Marslett

Silver Bird And Rainbow Fish (US-Netherlands)
Dir. Lei Lei 

Chun Tae-il: A Flame That Lives On (South Korea)
Dir. Jun-pyo Hong 

Yaya e Lennie – The Walking Liberty (Italy)
Dir. Alessandro Rak