Original title: Zoon
Germany, 2022, 4 min., no dialogue
Director: Jonathan Schwenk
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Film genre: Animation
In the dark swamps of a nocturnal forest, a group of gleaming axolotls is in heat, nuzzling and nibbling one another’s limbs. Soon a much larger, two-legged forest-dweller encounters the lustful group and reaches down to gobble one of the small shimmering creatures. His plump friends begin to partake as well and a feast begins. While dawn is slowly breaking, a cheerful game begins higher up in the branches.