Japan Media Arts Festival  
22nd

Animation Division

Jury Selections

A Fly in the Restaurant

Animated short film

XI Chen [China]

Outline

In a restaurant in China in 1970s after the Cultural Revolution, waiters try to swat flies while a number of diners eat their food. On the wall, a quote by Mao Tse Tung, “A revolution is not a dinner party”, is placed. At the end, however, a fly stops on the letter “not” which is knocked off by a fly flap. Using only black and red, the work takes a caricatural look on the way diners are eating and talking.
[6 min. 20 sec.]

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