The Flounder The Flounder

“One day a humble fisherman catches an enchanted fish. Can the fish help him and his wife improve their lot?”

Film by Elizabeth Hobbs, U.K., 2019. Produced by Animate Projects.

Winner of best professional film at Turku Animated Film Festival (2019) and best of the fest and best sound design at London International Animation Festival (2019).

More about the film:

The Flounder is an experimental interpretation of “The Fisherman and his Wife” by the Brothers Grimm. This 18th century German tale is a beautifully structured moral narrative about greed, in which a person is driven to acquire more and more wealth at the expense of the environment. [Composer] Carola Bauckholt and Elizabeth Hobbs present the story using new tools and processes with the aim of encouraging reflection and promoting a sustainable and auspicious way of life. The Flounder is one of ten films commissioned by Klangforum Wien and Tricky Women/Tricky Realities for the project “The Happiness Machine.”

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