The list of 2019 Oscars nominations has been announced, and among these were a few films of Irish interest, with Cartoon Saloon‘s ‘Late Afternoon’ nominated for Best Animated Short.
Written and directed by Louise Bagnall, Late Afternoon introduces us to Emily, an elderly woman who finds herself disconnected from the world around her. As she drifts back through her memories to relive different moments from her life, Emily must look to her past so that she may fully understand the present.
It’s a touching and tender tale, with a dreamy, watercolour feel, and another instant classic from the Cartoon Saloon team. Cartoon Saloon is the Kilkenny-based animation studio behind Oscar-nominated animated features ‘The Secret of Kells’, ‘Song of the Sea’ and ‘The Breadwinner’.
The 2019 Oscar ceremony is on February 24th. ‘Late Afternoon’ competes against ‘Animal Behaviour’, ‘Bao’, ‘One Small Step’ and ‘Weekends’ at the Oscars this year.