Saima – Scenes from a Midlife Crisis

Saima - Scenes from a Midlife Crisis

In a vibrant world of anthropomorphic animals, 40-year-old fox Saima navigates love, betrayal, and unexpected pregnancy, amidst friends dealing with their own emotional tumults.

In a town where animals lead human lives, red fox Saima, a judge, faces her unresolved mother issues, manifested in nightmares about a sinister frog. She bonds with Denika, a sheep studying for the Bar exam, sharing empathy and humor. Saima’s relationship with her Arctic fox partner, Ludvig, deteriorates due to his affair and secretiveness, highlighted by a revealing Polaroid and Gertrud's mysterious calls. Chaos erupts at Ludvig's brother's wedding, triggered by Saima’s impulsive actions, leading to a police chase and jail time with Denika. Afterwards, a mishap with magic mushrooms at a beach hotel event leads to bizarre experiences. Meanwhile, Ludvig embarks on an Arctic residency. Saima, confronting her pregnancy, decides to keep the baby. Ludvig, in the Arctic, creatively merges polar bear sax tunes with his son Rolf's rap. As Saima goes into labor, she is accompanied by Ludvig's distant music. The story concludes with Saima, embracing motherhood, as she contemplates her and her newborn's future.

Director and Scriptwriter
Chintis Lundgren

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Production company

Adriatic Animation

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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