Hollow Land

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.


  • Oscar® Academy Award Shortlist, USA.
  • Amnesty International Award, Giffoni Int. Film Festival, Italy.
  • Nominated for the Canadian Academy Award, Canada.
  • Best animation, Brooklyn film festival, NYC, USA.
  • Synchro Award, Tricky Women, Vienna, Austria.
  • Special Mention, Athens Animfest Int. Animation festival, Greece.
  • Special Mention, Bristol Encounters, United Kingdom.
  • Special Mention, Bradford Animation Festival, United Kingdom.
  • Special Achievement, Anilogue Int. Animation Festival, Hungary.
  • Special Mention, Cyprus Animation Festival, Cyprus.
  • Special Mention, Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel.
  • Best Independent Animation, Tel Aviv Animation Festival, Israel.
  • Artists’ award, Varna Film Festival, Bulgaria.
  • Best Animation Technique, Banjaluka int. Animated Film Festival, Bosnia.
  • Best Animation, Animix ASIFA, Israel.

Direction: Michelle and Uri Kranot
Duration: 14:00 min.
Technique: 2.5D puppet animation, mixed media
Year: 2013
Production: Dansk Tegnefilm, Les Films d’Arlequin, National Film Board of Canada
Animation: Michelle and Uri Kranot, Jean-Jacques Prunès, Inès Sedan
Music: Uri Kranot
Arrangement: Normand Roger
Distribution: michelle@tindrum.dk