My Burden

2017, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Sweden, 14 min.

If Ingmar Bergman had made stop-motion animations with singing, dancing animals, they might have looked a little like this. Set in a small commercial park, this melancholy and mordantly funny film (which could have been titled "Existential Angst - The Musical") explores the tribulations, hopes and dreams of the denizens of this downscale microcosm of Western society. At once bitingly satirical and genuinely moving, "The Burden" is a beautifully realized paean to despair.