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The Smiling Dog

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ABOUT THE FILM

Air raid sirens sound. We hear explosions. A young girl is dragged off to an air raid shelter. There she draws a dog who gobbles up all the weapons in the world, restoring peace. No, not all. This combination of real footage with the animation emerging from the girl's drawing makes this an extraordinary antiwar film.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Nationality:
Germany / Iran (islamic republic of)
Activities:
Born in Iran, Shohreh Jandaghian studied Puppet Theatre in “TV & Radio School” in 1987 in Tehran and later she entered “Cinema & Theatre academy” at Tehran Art University to study Camera. Since 1996 she lives in Europe and parallel with filmmaking, she works as freelance journalist.
Filmography (selective)
*1995 Director & scriptwriter/jula(the weaver)/Iran
*2000 Director & scriptwriter/voyage/France
*2004 Director & Concept/I speak German/Germany
*2007 Scriptwrtier/Three Travellers/Germany
*2007 Director & Scriptwriter/The Smiling Dog/Germany
Screening / Award history:
*A Film for Peace Festival, „ Jury Award"
*2008 Jeonju Int. Film Festival
*5th Naoussa Int. Film Festival, "Special Mention"
*FIC Mostoles-Madrid
*European Spiritual Film Festival, "Best Spiritual Film Award"
*Foyle Int. Short Film Festival
*27th Amiens Int. Film Festival
*Lo Squardo Bifronte, "Best Short Film of the year"
*Ekotopfilm
*Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival
*La Boca del Lobo Int. Short Film Festival
*Internationales Kurzfilmfest München
*Festival CinéSaintAvold - Vymmedia, "Best Foreign Short Film"
*Istanbul Int. Children Film Festival
*Auburn Int. Film Festival
*Zimbabwe Int. Film Festival
*Lola Kenya Screen
*Sardinia Film Festival, "Best Short Film"
*Ecovision Film Festival
*Olympia Int. Film Festival

8 people voted

hiwaar
2011-04-09 15:34:44

excellent

anana
2009-02-23 23:58:54

beautyfull movie!
I would love to give 5 stars but I dont know how to vote.... :(((

Samuel
2008-07-25 22:54:47

a strong and thoughtful film. congradulations!

Hana
2008-07-18 14:40:34

子ともの目線で考えたようなアニメがよかったです。最後は現実的で悲しくなりました。

Mohammad
2008-07-15 05:53:51

xiao
2008-07-07 16:53:18

beau flm!

はあと
2008-07-02 18:31:48

好きです、じんときました。子供にとって非現実的なファンタジーに逃げるしかなかったことが、悲惨さを強く物語っています。

tushar
2008-07-02 17:13:29

Good Animation. The ending is at least realistic. But you just know that a movie is flawed when it tries to convey some concept and ends up having to do it with a dog eating up hundreds of planes. Sorry, this is just not my type of movie.

Nick
2008-07-01 22:10:42

This is a truly emotional moving piece of film.

popo
2008-07-01 04:50:23

I do love this short movie