Short

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15′

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Hide and Seek

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A fairy-talish childhood is broken when a 10 year old boy learns why his mother is crying

This is a coming – of age story about a young boy who learns about life’s cruelty too early. The feeling of being powerless in front of severe social crime makes one compelled to take that reality as destiny. The story sets off with a lively home atmosphere of a 4 member family that prepares for breakfast. Vladimir, the oldest brother, explains how he always thought that the literal meaning of their names fathomed their characters and their lives. The peace is broken when they all learn that the firstborn baby boy of the family, once thought dead at birth, was actually stolen by the hospital crew and sold elsewhere. Scenes of playing hide and seek are interwoven in the script as a setting of search and discovery that is throwing a shadow over the family’s life. The last scene is that of Vladimir today, still stuck in the childhood trauma, admitting he has lost his peace ever since and wondering forever what is the literal meaning of his lost brother’s name.

Country of production

North Macedonia

Animation Technique

traditional

Production company

Sineast
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CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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