Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Sweden, 2017
Prod. Year: 2017
Running Time: 14 min.
Production Company: Malade AB
Type of material: ProRes, DCP
An animated musical with apocalyptic undertones. The story is divided into four episodes that take place in a supermarket, a long- term hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant.
🏆 Quinzaine des Réalisateurs - short film competition
🏆 Short Cuts Award for Best International Short Film - Toronto International Film Festival
🏆 Cristal for Best Short Film - Annecy
VARIETY: "The Cristal for best animated short went to “The Burden,” which has sparked buzz since its Cannes Directors’ Fortnight bow. An existential musical, set on a lonely planet of humans with animal heads, the Swedish short, from Niki Lindroth von Bahr, came across as Terry Gilliam meets Ingmar Bergman as its surreal hybrid beings sang about the difficulty of relationships, or dehumanizing pressures of office life, as song and dance routine performed by an office of monkeys."