Until Sbornia Do Us Part Até Que a Sbórnia Nos Separe


Awards/Festivals:
Audience Award, São Paulo International Film Festival, 2013
Best Art Direction, Best Feature – 47th Gramado Film Festival

 

Connected to the mainland by an isthmus, Sbornia is an isolated, independent and anarchist State, home to successful musicians Kraunos Sang and Pletskaya. When the giant wall that separates Sbornia from the rest of the world collapses, the Sbornians suffer a towering cultural shock. Things go from bad to worse when a powerful businessman decides to commercialise their local drink Bizuwin, creating several quirky and amusing situations, underlined by themes of corporate dominance and environmental impact. While the mute Kraunos rages with the changes, the passionate Pletskaya can only think of the businessman’s beautiful daughter, Cocliquot, voiced by famed Brazilian singer, Fernanda Takai.

Preceded by NZ short film, Preferably Blue

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2011 | 11 mins | Directed by Alan Dickson
When two lonely holiday icons finally meet for the first time there is jealousy, ego and unresolved childhood issues.

2013 | 83 min | ANIMATION, QUIRKY, POLITICAL, MUSIC


“It was like a volcanic eruption. With no doubt, the audience’s favourite at Gramado [Film Festival]. I can’t recall any other Brazilian animation that I enjoyed as much as this one.” – Dario PR, Cinemascope, Brazil


DIRECTORS: Otto Guerra, Ennio Torresan Jr
EDITORS: Armando Torres Jr, Eduardo Virmond, Tiago Bello, Alessandro Laroca
ANIMATION DIRECTOR: Fabiano Pandolfi
MUSIC: André Abujamra, Nico Nicolaiewsky & Hique Gomez
PRODUCTION: Otto Guerra, Marta Machado


AUSTRALASIAN PREMIERE


Auckland:
Sat 26 April 2.45pm
Tue 29 April 6.15pm
Sat 3 May 4.45pm

Wellington:
Tue 13 May 6.00pm
Sat 17 May 4.15pm

Nelson:
Sat 24 May 2.30pm