The SMILE (2022)

Director: Erik van Schaaik
Producer: Annemie Degryse & Paul Mathot
Genre: comedy/mockumentary

MAD director Erik van Schaaik's ghastly stop motion comedy has already won heaps of prizes for its superb storytelling, black humour, outstanding sound design, amazing eye for detail, and the characterful puppets that come to life thanks to Pedri Animation's use of old school techniques and 3D printing. All of this adds up to a cracking piece of entertainment that’s deservedly a film festival favourite.