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Michael Frei
  • Switzerland
  • 9"
  • 2019
Saturday 7, 21:00
Cine Amor
• 75 min.


An animated short exploring group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal?

Festivals and awards

Berlinale International Film Festival, Germany (7 – 17 February, 2019) - Generation 14PLUS
Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France (10 – 15 June, 2019) - Official Short Film Competition

Michael Frei

Born in Switzerland in 1987, he is a filmmaker and artist based in Zürich. He studied animation at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and
at the Estonian Academy of Art in Tallinn. His Films «Not About Us» and «Plug & Play» received numerous awards all over the world. He was invited
«Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo» in 2014. His interactive project «Plug & Play» became an internet phenomenon. Funny. He recently cofounded Playables, a production company for peculiar projects based in Zürich.


KIDS – 2019
Plug & Play – 2013
Not About Us – 2012

Written by: Michael Frei, Mario von Rickenbach
Director: Michael Frei
Animation: Michael Frei, Martine Ulmer, Anaïs Voirol
Code: Mario von Rickenbach, Raphaël Munoz
Music: Olav Lervik, Riga Cathedral Boys Choir
Sound design: Masumi Takino
Soundmix: Thomas Gassmann
Production: Playables
Co-Production: SRF / SRG SSR, ARTE

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