// 2013 Denmark, France, Canada
HOLLOW LAND uses two-dimensional clay puppets that move within a rich environment created largely from cut-outs. It is a story about the eternal human search for a place to call home, a film that begins, as all such searches must, with the dream of utopia. Solomon and Berta are two seekers who arrive—their treasured bathtub improbably in tow – in a seemingly sun-washed land that promises respite from their many journeys. Just as the characters in HOLLOW LAND bear the marks of their travels, so too do the puppets bear the physical imprints of their creators – a refreshing, immediate symbol of the power of human creativity and resilience.
Select awards and festivals Shortlisted for an Academy Award 2014, Special award Huesca Film Festival, Amnesty international award Giffoni Children’s Film Festival, Annecy International Animation Festival. See full festival list and press info
Format 2.5D puppet animation, mixed media
Production Dansk Tegnefilm, Les Films d’Arlequin, National Film Board of Canada
Direction Michelle and Uri Kranot
Animation Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot, Jean-Jacques Prunès, Inès Sedan
Music Uri Kranot