Kurt Turns Evil at Annecy
by Annika Pham
Rasmus A. Sivertsen's animated film Kurt Turns Evil [+see also:
film profile] will be carrying the Norwegian flag in the feature film competition at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival (June 8-13).
The 3D computer-animated film produced by Cornelia Boysen for Nordisk Film is based on Erlend Loe’s popular children’s novels about a truck driver named Kurt. It was adapted for the screen by Kartsen Fullu and Per Schreiner (The Bothersome Man [+see also:
interview: Jens Lien
interview: Jørgen Storm Rosenberg
Kurt Turns Evil will compete against nine other animated works, including the US blockbuster Monsters vs Aliens and the poetic French/Irish/Belgian The Secret of Kells [+see also:
interview: Didier Brunner
interview: Tomm Moore
interview: Viviane Vanfleteren
film profile]. The last time Norway competed at Annecy was in 2007, with Free Jimmy [+see also:
film profile], which won top prize.
Two Danish films will screen out of competition: Journey to Saturn by Craig Frank, Thorbjørn Christoffersen and Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen, and Thomas Borch Nielsen’s Sunshine Barry & the Disco Worms [+see also:
The Danish Film Institute will be hosting a social event on June 10 at Lake Annecy for animation professionals as part of a promotional campaign to push the knowledge of Danish animation. A DVD with clips from the latest Danish animated films will be distributed at the event, as well as at the International Animation Film Market (MIFA), held parallel to the festival.
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