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No One Has Ever Watched Elephants Like You

Nikoli ni nihče gledal slonov kot ti

Pregnancy. Early motherhood. Ouch. Did something grow inside me or I grew into mother earth?

An extremely intimate insight into early motherhood reveals a bizarre connection to Mother Nature. Plants grow in baby shoes, objects transform into fruits and one compost sings a lullaby. Poetry becomes a visual language in such a manner as to enable the exploration of the organic bond between mother and baby in stop-motion animation.

Director’s statement
I envision this animation as a voyeuristic window into a relationship between mother and child. Although being particularly personal, the idea is to be as universal as possible. My intention is to use the mother/daughter bond as a mirror of reflection towards the connection to Mother Nature or to oneself. The feeling of the film should somehow be very organic and natural, in my point of view: dirty and free of form. Accordingly, I am interested in how we look at things, in particular, how we grew to look at things in certain ways. Unburdened by society, a baby sees the world with new eyes; in such a way I wish the viewer to see familiar objects in a new context. Thus, unlike classical animation, objects, entities, and transformation of forms will become the integral protagonist of the story and the mish-mash of different styles will altogether constitute the language of the film. The soundtrack, mostly highlighted by percussion will further enhance the basic life impulse.

Country of production


Target audience

female, 15-55

Animation Technique

2D vector based, stop motion

Production company


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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