Kadavre Exquis: Childhood of a Circle

22 March 2012


This could easily be renamed Childhood of It’s Nice That, so readily were we transported back to the glory days of the 1990s when whimsical, enchanting and fable-like animated films ruled our weekends. Drawn and directed by Kadavre Exquis – a French graphic designer who’s done everything from music videos to photographing the Antarctic – this is the story of Archibald, a polar bear with the face of a penguin. He leads an ordinary forest life full of prudent walks and dancing mushrooms, until one day a bouncy red circle falls from the sky and changes everything. Let’s follow Archibald to the end of the world, where something very, very wonderful happens.

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