The Burden

Min Bรถrda

Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Sweden, 2017

Type: Animation, Short Film, Comedy
Prod. Year: 2017
Running Time: 14 min.
Language: Swedish
Production Company: Malade AB
Country: Sweden
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.

๐Ÿ† Quinzaine des Réalisateurs - short film competition
๐Ÿ† Short Cuts Award for Best International Short Film - Toronto International Film Festival
๐Ÿ† 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."