Japan Media Arts Festival  
21st

Animation Division

Jury Selections

AU REVOIR BALTHAZAR

Animated short film

Rafael SOMMERHALDER [Switzerland]

© Rafael Sommerhalder

Outline

A winter storm breaks the only leg of a ragged old scarecrow who is persistently tormented by the weather. The scarecrow wakes up and listens to the resonant sound of a sea shell, but the sea shell is take by birds. With the umbrella holding its body, the scarecrow takes off on a trip following the birds. A stop-motion animation with rich layers of scenic background. 


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