Anim’est 2015, the animation festival, will take place in Bucharest between October 2nd and October 11th. The festival will feature two strange and horror animation nights: Trippy Animation Night on October 3rd and Creepy Animation Night on October 9th.
The Magic Mountain, the 2015 docu-drama directed by Anca Damian will be screened at the opening of the anniversary edition of the festival, marking both the celebration of Romanian animation and the 10-year anniversary of Anim’est. It is the second Romanian animated feature film since 1989, the first was Crulic – The Path to Beyond, also directed by Anca Damian, screened for the opening of the 2011 edition of Anim’est.
A Romanian – French – Polish coproduction, The Magic Mountain animation brings to light Adam Jacek Winker’s journey through nearly half a century of history. He was a Polish artist, photographer and experienced mountaineer. His adventurous life took a radical turn in the 80s, when he saw himself as a sort of the twentieth century knight and he left France to fight against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Along with Crulic – The Path to Beyond, the Magic Mountain is part of a trilogy about heroism.
Anim’est will take place at Studio cinema, Elvira Popescu cinema and at Re:Animation Hub.
Festival passes, priced RON 250, and tickets for the Trippy Animation Night, priced RON 20 and the Creepy Animation Night, priced RON 40, can be purchased at eventbook.ro and at the cinemas’ box offices.