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Hedgehogs and the City

English title: Hedgehogs and the City
Original title: Ezi un lielpilseta
German title: Die Igel und die Stadt
Latvia, 2012, 10 min., no dialogue

Director: Evalds Lacis
Production company:
Film Studio Animacijas Brigade Ltd.
+371 67520770

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Age recommendation: 6 years and up
Film genre: Animation

It isn’t just things to eat that Hedgehog, Wild Boar and the other animals encounter in town. There are people there too and they all seem to have their troubles and woes. Somebody’s keys fall down the drain, a ball gets stuck in a tree, a child cries, or the bathroom is dirty. No problem for the animals. Hedgehog fetches the keys, Bird gets the ball and Racoon cleans the bath until it shines. But even woodland animals can’t do all that without payment. The only question is: what will an animal do with so much money?

Berlinale / Generation 2013 (special mention, children's jury and International jury)
Flatpack Festival Birmingham 2013 (awarded)
Sardinia Film Festival 2013 (special mention)
Children´s Film Festival Munich 2013
Traverse City Film Festival 2013 (awarded)
Tokyo Children´s Film Festival 2013 (awarded)
FANTOCHE International Animation Film Festival 2013 (awarded)
Cinekid Film festival 2013 (awarded)
KUKI International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin 2013 (special mention)

Study guide: German

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Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)