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Islander's Rest

When it comes to bottles, the little island boy already knows a thing or two. Every day he dries the glasses in the pub and watches his mother fill glass after glass for all the thirsty men. He also knows where the bottles come from, because there is a boat that delivers them by the caseload. Whenever he is on his way to his dear Grandma, he can see the boat disappear on the horizon. But - how do boats get into bottles that are sealed? There is a fine specimen of a boat in a bottle at Grandma's, and the pub has an entire shelf of them. He begins to have an idea of what the bottles are all about when he realises that everyone is dependent on each other and that he is very much a part of this.

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Islander's Rest is a bitter-sweet, affectionate tale of innocence lost, bottled-up desires and the comfort of recycling.

spit and row
turn the boat and
grab the bottle
like a child
pull it to, haul it in
and ...
spin, spin, spin

(Drinking song)



Copyright © 2015 Claudius Gentinetta

Previous screenings

Fantoche: International Animation Film Festival
1 Sep – 6 Sep | Baden, Switzerland

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