Rocks in My Pockets
Directed by Signe Baumane
Rocks in My Pockets
WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI) PRIZE
KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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.
ROCKS IN MY POCKETS is now available for home viewing on DVD and VOD. Click here for more information. For educational and institutional DVD orders click on the Educational Orders button on this page.
CRITIC'S PICK! A sharp, surprising and funny animated feature, plumbing the depths of depression via her family history. Guided by Ms. Baumane’s almost musically accented voice-over, this hand-drawn debut feature is based upon the mental struggles of her Latvian grandmother and other relatives. It’s told with remorseless psychological intelligence, wicked irony and an acerbic sense of humor.
Sardonically hilarious, sneakily moving... The animation comes from a scary, diabolically funny place. Imagine Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, but much darker.
Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density, stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales... imaginative... fascinating and very personal... this modern milestone in animated storytelling... Unfolding at an almost breathless pace, the film boasts aces tech contributions across the board.
Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane examines her family members' history with mental illness (as well as her own struggles) with HUMOR, DELICACY and EYE-CATCHING animation techniques.
A Latvian family’s history of depression and suicide attempts is vividly brought to life in animated form... the film explores with wit, surreal invention and insight something left far too often undiscussed... Very witty.
The Latvian artist, who wrote and directed the movie (her first), has a fresh way of describing scenes and feelings, and an even more intriguing way of animating them... her family history is rife with complex characters, and she brings them all to life in a loving, if scrutinizing, way.
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