CRYPTOZOO, the new film by Dash Shaw, has been awarded at the 2021 Berlinale. The animated feature premiered at Sundance last January to excellent reviews and then bowed in Europe in the Generation section of the Berlinale, where it earned the Special Mention in the 14plus competition.
“Portraying sensitive characters in a beautiful and brutal dystopian world, the film gives a ray of hope while it raises big questions. This outstanding artwork naturally handles topics like sex, gender, war, society and relationships. A stepping stone to question society and to never forget to use our imagination for new perspectives. A mind-blowing, disturbing, and visionary trip".
As cryptozookeepers struggle to capture a baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) they begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a zoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown.