A boy tries to stay awake in an afternoon class.

Graduation film directed by Seoro Oh, South Korea, 2015. Selected to screen at Annecy, Zagreb, Anima Mundi, Stuttgart, Hiroshima, and Monstra.

Notes from the director:

“When I had an afternoon class in school, I used to try to keep from nodding off by shaking my head, which felt much heavier than normal. It was so funny that, while other friends slept comfortably, I would fight against my drowsiness. I wanted to create a funny animation that captured both how sweet the drowsiness is and how hard it is to overcome. I used the fantasy elements in the film to help convey the subjective feelings and add humor to the narrative. Although Afternoon Class is based on my own experience, you may find it familiar.”