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Among the Thorns

English title: Among the Thorns
Original title: Bland Tistlar
German title: Ein Sommer mit Musik
Sweden, 2005, 43 min.

Director: Uzi Geffenblad
Production company:
Zigzag Animation AB
Bjurholmsgatan 11a
116 38 Stockholm
ph: +46 (0)8 615 0882
cell: +46 (0)707 923 912

Age recommendation: 6 years and up
Film genre: Animation

A summer music camp; We follow the Horn Player, the Conductor, and the conductor’s son, Franz. Their stories are woven into a triangular drama, filled with music and rapid shifts between fun and seriousness.

Among the thorns took approx. 7 years to produce. About 4 of them were dedicated for the animation process, created without any aid of computers. The film is made in a proprietary animation technique. From a Swedish perspective, at the time the film was made it was the longest movie ever made in the “Stop Motion”, more definite as “Cut Out”.

Grand Prize for Best Feature film in 4th CICDAF, China 2007
Kesckemét City Award in KAFF, Hungary 2007
Special Jury Award in MONSTRA, Portugal 2007
Best Feature Film in Tehran Int. Animation Festival 2007
1st Prize Animated Short Film or Video in Chicago Children’s Film Festival 2006
The CICAE Award in Paris Ciné Junior 2006
Best Feature Animation Film in Tindirindis, Lithuania 2005
Special Distinction in Animafest, Croatia 2005


Study guide: French

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Attraction Distribution (CDN)

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