Official Selection

Thorns and Fishbones

Hungary 2020
Duration: 09:47
Directed by: Natália Azevedo Andrade
Screenplay: Natália Azevedo Andrade
Animation: Kása Károly Papp, Zoltán Koska, Gábor Mariai, Natália Azevedo Andrade, Bettina Szremkó, Annabella Perecz, Balázs Csillag, Tibor Huszák, Borbála Zétényi, Zoltán Reindl
Technique: Stop-Motion Sets, 2D Drawn Animation, 3D details
Music: Csaba Kalotás
Production/School: József Fülöp / Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest
Dialogue language: English
Subtitles language: English

Three young children, bored and neglected, live off the adventures they create in their own heads, until a day comes when they try to reach the outside. The mother, always busy, seems completely emotionally detached from her surroundings. As the children grow and the mother’s routine is ever more tiresome, the secrets of the mysterious house become apparent.


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