A psychiatrist and his patient (who believes he is the psychiatrist) examine one another.
'A boy discovers a bizarre looking creature while out collecting bottle tops at the beach. Realising it is lost, he tries to find out who owns it or where it belongs, but is met with indifference from everyone else, who barely notice its presence, each unwilling to entertain this uninvited interruption to their day to day lives. For reasons he does not explain, the boy empathises with the creature, and sets out to find a "place' for it".'
Source: The Lost Thing website, http://www.thelostthing.com/
Mumble, a young penguin living in the Antarctic, is the only penguin in his colony who is unable to sing: all other penguins attract mates by singing their 'heartsong'. But Mumble can do something that no other penguin has ever been able to do: tap dance. And with this talent, he can not only attract his soulmate but also stop the over-fishing that is endangering the penguin population.
A claymation film telling the story of Harvie Krumpet, an ordinary man seemingly cursed with perpetual bad luck. From being born with Tourette's Syndrome, to getting struck by lightning, to having a testicle removed, to developing Alzheimers disease: Harvie's troubles seem unending! Yet Harvie learns many lessons in life and enjoys its many fruits. He finds love, freedom, nudity, and ultimately the true meaning of what it is to be human.
(Source: National Film and Sound Archive record.)Award announced in 2004.
'Filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho stands with four knights in the winners’ room. The knights are much shorter than him, standing at an imperial 13.5 inches or metric 34.29 centimetres tall. Unlike Bong, the knights are nude and electroplated in 24-karat gold, their crotches and navels provided a lean modesty by giant downward-pointing swords, hilts held in two hands against their bellies.' (Introduction)