Germany, 2022, 4 min.
Language: no dialogue
Director: Jonatan Schwenk
Screenwriter: Merlin Flügel, Jonatan Schwenk
Cinematographer: Jonatan Schwenk, Ferdinand Kowalke
Animation: Thalke Thyen, Max Mörtl, Anne Breymann, Marta Magnuska, Maria Teixeira, Jonatan Schwenk
Producer: Jonatan Schwenk
Selected festivals: Sundance 2022, Premiers Plans Angers 2022, Regard Saguenay 2022, Go Short Nijmegen 2022, Filmfest Dresden 2022
Awards: NEF Animation Prize Angers 2022, Short Tiger 2022
In the dark swamps of a nocturnal forest, a group of gleaming axolotls is in heat, nuzzling and nibbling one another’s limbs. Soon, a much larger, two-legged forest dweller encounters the lustful group and reaches down to gobble one of the small, shimmering creatures. His plump friends begin to partake as well, and a feast begins. While dawn is slowly breaking, a cheerful game begins higher up in the branches.
Presented with Sophie Linnenbaum’s The Ordinaries