Santa, The Fascist Years / Santa, The Fascist Years
Bill PlymptonUnited States / 2010 / 3' 25''
Europa Cinema, 16:00 h
Tuškanac Cinema, 22:00 h
We all think of Santa as the “Jolly ole St.Nick”. But who knew that he has a dark hidden past that is very un-jolly? This short explores Santa’s flirtation with politics and greed.
Bill Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the first person to hand-draw an entire animated feature film. Bill moved to New York City in 1968 and began his career creating cartoons for publications such as New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw. In 1987, he was nominated for an Oscar for his animated short Your Face. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar nomination, this time for his short Guard Dog. Push Comes to Shove won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Palme d'Or; and in 2001, another short film, Eat, won the Grand Prize for Short Films in Cannes Critics' Week. After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike's, he turned his talent to feature films. Since 1991, he's made twelve feature films.