12A
1hr 31mins

Don Hertzfeldt's profound It’s Such a Beautiful Day has been hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the best animated films of all time. Back on the big screen for the first time since 2012, it will be preceded by his newest animated wonder ME.

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Don Hertzfeldt
12A
Animation
Mental health theme, sex references, discrimination, disturbing images
English

ME

Don Hertzfeldt’s newest animated film ME is a 22-minute musical odyssey about trauma, technology, and the retreat of humanity into itself.


It’s Such A Beautiful Day

A story in three chapters, It’s Such a Beautiful Day follows Bill, whose mysterious illness means he struggles with memory loss and strange visions. As his hallucinatory thoughts grow worse, dark and troubling events force Bill to reckon with the meaning of his life.

Originally released as three short films over the course of six years, the picture was captured entirely in-camera on a 35mm rostrum animation stand. Built in the 1940s and used by Hertzfeldt on all of his animated films since 1999, it was one of the last surviving cameras of its kind still operating in the world, indispensable in creating the story’s unique images and visual effects. It’s Such a Beautiful Day painstakingly blended traditional hand-drawn animation and experimental optical effects with new digital hybrids, printed out one frame at time and placed under the camera.

In 2012, the three completed short films about a man named Bill were seamlessly combined to create a new feature film.

Upon its original release, It’s Such a Beautiful Day was named by many critics as one of the best films of the year. In 2021, IGN’s Cinefix placed it #1 on their Top 10 Animated Films of All Time list. Currently, it’s ranked #67 on Letterboxd’s official list of the top 250 highest-rated narrative feature films of all time.

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Wed 7 Aug