Rocks in My Pockets

Winner
Award of Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Nominee
Crystal Globe ~ Best Film
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Rocks in My Pockets...presents a sharp, surprising and funny animated feature, plumbing the depths of depression via her family history.

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Rocks in My Pockets

In the new animated gem Rocks in My Pockets, Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane tells five fantastical tales based on the courageous women in her family and their battles with madness. With boundless imagination and a twisted sense of humor, she has created daring stories of art, romance, marriage, nature, business, and Eastern European upheaval—all in the fight for her own sanity.

Employing a unique, beautifully textured combination of papier-mâché stop-motion and classic hand-drawn animation (with inspiration from Jan Svankmajer and Bill Plympton), Baumane has produced a poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival.
Genre
Animated, Bio-pic, Comedy, Drama
Runtime
88
Language
English
Director
Signe Baumane
Awards:
Winner, Award of Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Nominee, Crystal Globe ~ Best Film, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
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FEATURED REVIEW
Ella Taylor, NPR

In Rocks In My Pockets, a lively animated documentary billed (a touch reductively) as "a funny film about depression," Latvian-American Signe Baumane describes in detail one of her several attempts to commit suicide after she turned 18. The minutiae of her planning are more graphic than you might ...

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