“In the small Bavarian town of Altötting, a mother takes her young son to visit a nearby chapel. The boy becomes entranced by the Shrine of the Virgin Mary inside the chapel and begins daily pilgrimages to see his beloved Madonna. His love, devotion, and passion for her continue to grow, until one day his world is crushed by the devastating secret behind her eternal beauty. Mesmerizing, haunting, and deeply personal, Altötting is a coming-of-age story about love, faith, mortality, and shattered illusions.”
Film directed by Andreas Hykade, Germany/Canada/Portugal, 2020.
Screened at Annecy, Animafest Zagreb, GLAS, Bucheon Animation Festival, and New Chitose. Winner of grand prize at Cinanima (Portugal, 2020) and best script at Ottawa Int’l Animmation Festival (Canada, 2020).