Berlinale: Programme


Generation Kplus

Sabaku

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Sabaku and his buffalo buddy don't need big words to understand one another. Alas when his good-natured companion keels over in the savannah sun one day, Sabaku must find a new friend – after all, who wants to travel through this world all alone? In a simple yet poetic way, as in Zeezucht (Generation 2016), Marlies van der Wel tells the colourful tale of an unusual bird in search of a friend that might be able to understand him for real.

by
Marlies van der Wel

Netherlands 2016

Without dialogue

3 min · Colour

recommendation: 4 years and up

Crew

Director
Marlies van der Wel
Screenplay
Marlies van der Wel, Ruben Picavet
Animation
Marlies van der Wel
Editor
Flip van der Kuil
Music
Sjam Sjamsoedin
Sound Design
Bob Kommer Studio's
Production Manager
Maartje Ongering
Line Producer
Christine Anderton
Producers
Roel Oude Nijhuis, Gijs Kerbosch, Gijs Determeijer

Biography

Marlies van der Wel

Born in Soest, the Netherlands in 1984, she founded a studio in Amsterdam for illustration and animation in 2007 where she works on her own personal as well as on commissioned projects. In 2016 her debut short animation Zeezucht (Jonas and the Sea) also screened in the Berlinale Generation programme.

Filmography (selection)

2006 BWAP; animation short film 2015 Zeezucht (Jonas and the Sea); animation short film 2016 Sabaku; animation short film

Produced by

Halal
Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 6391402

World sales

SND Films
Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 4040707