Country: Egypt, UK
Director: Hend Esmat, Lamiaa Diab
Genre: animation, short
Runtime: 5 min.
FLIPPED explores the absurdity of a world where the roles of kids and adults are switched. The story follows a day full of bizarrely reversed interactions, unravelling the dynamics of this relationship. The kids are challenged to deal with the big size difference and unpredictable nature of the childish adults, while adults gain back kids’ qualities, let go of all responsibilities and become children once again. The movie tackles maturity and parenting in a comic way. Whether it is seen from a parent’s perspective or from the child’s, the audience is left with thoughts about the nature of this relationship and how the roles inevitably change throughout the course of our lives.
Awards & Festivals:
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival – participation
Leuven International Short Film Festival – participation
Animateka International Animation Film Festival in Ljubljana – participation
London International Animation Festival (LIAF) – participation