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Manivald, it’s too late for cookies.

Manivald, a fox, is turning 33.  Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother. It is an easy life, but not a good one. This unhealthy co dependence changes when the washing machine breaks down and Toomas, a sexy wolf repairman, arrives to fix it, and them.

"My co-writer (Draško Ivezić) has a younger brother who is not 33 yet but soon he will be. And he lives with his mother. We just wanted to make this film and show it to him and see if he will move out. He didn't. Now we're just waiting for the washing machine to break down." Director Chintis Lundgren

Chintis Lundgren

Chintis Lundgren is an Estonian-born animator currently living in Croatia. Self-taught, Lundgren’s body of work includes an assortment of quirky music videos, PSAs and short films featuring a light, absurdist tone along with distinct anthropomorphic characters. Her films (including the award-winning 2015 short, Life with Herman H. Rott) have screened at numerous international animation festivals including Annecy, Zagreb, and Ottawa. Manivald is her first film with the National Film Board of Canada.


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