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Anna Mantzaris and Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen’s “But Milk is Important” released online!

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Officially selected for over a hundred festivals and screenings including Annecy, Zagreb, Hiroshima and having won over twenty awards at major festivals including Ottawa and LIAF, But Milk is Important by Anna Mantzaris and Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen has this week been released online to watch in its entirety:

A stop-motion graduation film from Norway’s Volda University College with standout character design as well as a stunning soundtrack, But Milk is Important tells the story of a man crippled by social anxieties who finds himself one day unable to rid himself of a mysterious, furry, ever-present companion only he can see.

We thought of it being like the annoying friend you had as a kid. The one that stared at your food while you were eating, who just stuck around and never understood when it was time to go home after hinting several times. The creatures appear in the world to help people with their different problems. They might not be the most conventional helpers, but they do their best.

-Anna Mantzaris

People don’t seem to think about it to often, but small problems can be quite challenging for some people. We are not trying to represent social anxiety but rather give a fictional portrait of someone who suffers from it. We are also fascinated by the fact that some people live their whole lives so isolated from the rest of the world, so anonymous.

-Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen

Photo of Directors l Anna Mantzaris and Eirik Grønmo BjørnsenFor more backstory on the film you can read our full directors interview here and visit the official production blog.

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