Mary and Max / Mary and Max
Australia / 2008 / 92' 0''
Director: Adam Elliot
Production: Melodrama Pictures
Distribution: Continental Film
Animation: Darren Burgess, Tony Lawrence, John Lewis, Jason Lynch, Craig Ross, Dik Jarman
Set: Adam Elliot
Screenplay: Adam Elliot
Camera: Gerald Thompson
Editing: Bill Murphy
Music: Dale Cornelius
Sound: Michael Carden, Frank Lipson
Cast: Toni Colette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana, Bethany Whitmore, Renée Geyer, Ian Meldrum, John Flaus, Julie Forsyth
"Mary and Max" is a simple tale of pen-friendship between two very different people; Mary Dinkle, a chubby lonely 8-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max Horovitz, a 44-year-old, severely obese, Jewish man with Asperger's Syndrome living in the chaos of New York. Spanning 20 years and 2 continents, Mary and Max's friendship survives much more than the average diet of life's ups and downs. Mary and Max is innocent but not naive, as it takes us on a journey that explores friendship, autism, taxidermy, psychiatry, alcoholism, where babies come from, obesity, kleptomania, sexual difference, trust, copulating dogs, religious difference, agoraphobia and much much more.
Grand Competition // ANIMAFEST 2009