Portuguese director, animator, and illustrator João Gonzalez’s Cannes winner Ice Merchant is the year’s most award-winning animated short film. The film is nominated at 95th Academy Awards® for Best Animated Short Film for João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano and is also nominated for Best Short Subject at 50th Annie Awards.
The film is Now streaming from The New Yorker Studios, opening in movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada starting Friday, February 17th
Ice Merchant is described as a powerful film about family connection, a father and his young son living on the edge in the aftermath of loss, loneliness and solitude, and the daily rituals and routines that form a foundation of human relationships.
Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily.
Watch the trailer for Ice Merchant
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