$9.99 / $9.99
Tatia RosenthalIsrael, Australia / 2008 / 78' 0''
Europa Cinema, 18:30 h
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 21:00 h
Have you ever wondered: What is the meaning of life? Why do we exist? The answer to this vexing question is now within your reach... for a mere $9.99. This is the ad that alters the life of Dave Peck, an unemployed 28 year-old who still lives at home. In his mission to share his find with the world, Dave's path crosses those of his apartment block neighbours. Taken together, their stories offer a beguiling view of what hope looks like in a hauntingly fragmented world. "$9.99" is a silicon stop motion animated feature that offers slightly less than a $10 worth about the meaning of life.
Tatia Rosenthal was born in Tel Aviv but lives in New York where she graduated from the NYU Tisch School of Arts with a BFA Hons in Film & Television in 1998. Her short, stop motion animations „A Buck's Worth“ (2005) and „Crazy Glue“ (1998) have screened around the world and won numerous awards. $ 9.99 is her first feature film.
Selected awards: Award for Best Animated feature (Anima Brussels), Award for Best Animated Feature (Monstra Lisboa), Audience Award and Best Female Director Award (Mexico City IFF)
Selected festival history: Toronto IFF, Pusan IFF, Rome IFF, Annecy
Sherman Pictures, Lama Films
Etgar Keret, Tatia Rosenthal