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“In the small Bavarian town of Altötting, a mother takes her young son to visit a nearby chapel. The boy becomes entranced by the Shrine of the Virgin Mary inside the chapel and begins daily pilgrimages to see his beloved Madonna. His love, devotion, and passion for her continue to grow, until one day his world is crushed by the devastating secret behind her eternal beauty. Mesmerizing, haunting, and deeply personal, Altötting is a coming-of-age story about love, faith, mortality, and shattered illusions.”
Screened at Annecy, Animafest Zagreb, GLAS, Bucheon Animation Festival, and New Chitose. Winner of grand prize at Cinanima (Portugal, 2020) and best script at Ottawa Int’l Animmation Festival (Canada, 2020).
Read our interview with director Andreas Hykade about the film.

Script, director, narrator: Andreas Hykade
Design: Andreas Hykade, Regina Pessoa
Assistant director: Orion Schweitl
Animation: Elena Walf, Andreas Hykade, Anselm Pyta, Orion Schweitl
Music: Daniel Scott
Soloist: Bernard Richter
Sound Design: Olivier Calvert
Artistic director and painting supervision: Regina Pessoa
Painting: Regina Pessoa, Alexandre Barga, André Marques, Sara Naves
Technical directors: Ralf Bohde, Pierre Plouffe, Eric Pouliot
Funding: MFG Baden-Württemberg, Filmförderanstalt Berlin, Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual, Ministério da Cultura
Producers: Thomas Meyer-Hermann, Marc Bertrand, Abi Feijo
Co-production: Studio Film Bilder, National Film Board of Canada, Ciclope Filmes
Film directed by Andreas Hykade, Germany/Canada/Portugal, 2020.

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