Mary and Max
Mary and Max
MARY & MAX are a film couple unlike any other, a sort of “Harold and Maude” the other way around, since the Australian girl Mary is the younger of the two and the older Max is a native from New York City. The film, based on a true story, is comical, outlandish and touching at the same time. The two very different characters are in fact pen pals. Mary, an outsider in school, confides in Max and asks him questions like: “Do babies come out of Coke cans in America? Or from pitchers of beer like they do in Australia?” The quirky, overweight Max thoroughly clarifies these fundamental life mysteries for his young friend. The heartwarming comedy-drama, which balances comical and tragic elements and creates a most ingenious clay universe, was awarded, among others, at the International film festival Berlin (Berlinale) in 2009.
Title: Mary and Max
Original Title: Mary & Max
Language versions: English original version, original version with German subtitles, German version
Length: 92 min
Director: Adam Elliot
Screenplay: Adam Elliot
Cinematography: Gerald Thompson
Editing: Bill Murphy/ASE
Featuring: Toni Collette, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana (Voices Original version) Boris Aljinovic, Helmut Krauss, Gundi Eberhard, Sebastian Schulz, Tina Engel, Valentina Bonalana (Voices German version)
Production: Melodrama Pictures Pty Ltd, Melanie Coombs
Awards: Grand Cristal, lnternational Annecy Animation Festival (F); Lobende Erwähnung, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (D); Best Foreign Fiction Film, Traverse City Film Festival (USA); Best Screenplay, Premier's Literary Awards, Queensland (AU); Grand Prix, Stuttgart Animationsfilm Festival (D); Audience Award/Special Mention, Animafest Zagreb (HR); Best Direction in Feature Film, Australian Director's Guild (AU); Grand Prize, Ottawa International Animation Festival (CA); Best Animated Feature Film, Asia Pacific Screen Award, Queensland (AU)
Age Recommendation: 12
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