Anina (2013) MIFF Review


Uruguay/Colombia   80 Mins

Having been teased at school for having a name which is a palindrome, Anina ends up in a fight with a fellow student, who she refers to as the elephant. Each girl is punished by having to carry around an envelope that is sealed with wax and contains their punishment. How will Anina get through the week with this hanging over her head?

This animation is extremely beautiful, the characters are delightful and the story simple with a strong moral. It’s a joy to watch, and a film that is perfect for the upper primary audience that is recommended by MIFF Next Gen.

Anina is part of the Next Gen Program and has school screenings on Monday August 4 at 1:30 and Wednesday August 6 at 11am at ACMI. Book through ATOM