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Welcome to Kentucky

A woman's voice leaves messages on her lover's answering machine. "Where are you?" she asks. On the screen, a small fish is snapped up by a big one. A bigger fish snaps up the sun.

This visual poem, hand­rendered in black­and­white drawings, invites viewers to lose themselves in its singular beauty. Interior road map? Voyage into nostalgia? Tragedy in the making?

There are no road signs here. The slow drift through surreal landscapes prompts the audience to write their own scenarios. Visuals and soundtrack collude in a disquieting partnership. Tension builds.

Welcome to Kentucky evokes a planet unmoored. Where the waters are rising and the song of the universe goes unheard.




Copyright © 2004 National Film Board of Canada

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Previous screenings

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival
18 Sep – 26 Sep | Sudbury, Canada
10 Nov – 14 Nov | Columbus, United States
L'Alternativa: Barcelona Independent Film Festival
12 Nov – 20 Nov | Barcelona, Spain
25 Apr – 1 May | Syracuse, United States
26 May – 29 May | Yorkton, Canada
21 Jun – 26 Jun | Melbourne, Australia
23 Aug – 28 Aug | London, United Kingdom
Fantoche: International Animation Film Festival
6 Sep – 11 Sep | Baden, Switzerland
Cardiff Screen Festival
9 Nov – 19 Nov | Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 1 Nov 2005