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Cryptozoo

Cryptozoo | Dash Shaw | US 2021 | 90 Min | DCP
Filmcasino
Sa,25.09.▸15:30
Schikaneder
Su,26.09.▸18:00
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Fantastic beasts, but where to find them? At the Cryptozoo, of course, a generously spaced site for mythical creatures and other cryptids, hidden from the rest of the world for their own safety. Most of them were discovered and brought to the zoo by Lauren, an assertive young woman who, upon hearing of the sighting of a dream-gobbling creature of Japanese lore, a so-called baku, embarks on a quest to find it. Dash Shaw’s second hand-drawn feature is a psychedelic, boundlessly inventive animated masterpiece with timely undercurrents flowing toward environmental and wildlife preservation.

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Dash Shaw
Shaw, Dash is a cartoonist and animator. Born in Hollywood, CA, in 1983, he studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His graphic novels and books include The Bottomless Belly Button, BodyWorld, and Cosplayers. Expanding into animation with the IFC web series The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D., he also created the Sigur Rós video Seraph (2012), which was selected for the Sundance Film Festival. His debut feature, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (2016, SLASH 2017), was shown at the Berlinale, as was his second directorial effort, Cryptozoo.
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Language eOV
Voices Lake Bell, Michael Cera, Alex Karpovsky, Zoe Kazan, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Angeliki Papoulia, Thomas Jay Ryan, Grace Zabriskie
Writer Dash Shaw
Editing Lance Edmands, Alex Abrahams
Animation Director Jane Samborski

Screenings

Filmcasino
Sa,25.09.▸15:30
Schikaneder
Su,26.09.▸18:00