The Beach Boy

Film Block: M        Cinema:  LAB 2        Date:  02.03.18              Time: 8.15-9.45 PM

The Beach Boy

Director: Hannes Rall

Country: Germany

Runtime: 08 mins

Genre: Animation


A story of two star-crossed lovers in ancient Vietnam. Based on a traditional folktale and adapted for animation in a style inspired by local Asian art styles.

Rated: U




 A previous NRFF winner (London 2017), Hannes Rall (aka Hans-Martin Rall) is Associate Professor (tenured) at the School of Art, Design, and Media (ADM) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Hannes is also an illustrator and independent animation director. Hannes Rall has shown his work in exhibitions and screenings and has been an invited speaker for workshops and conferences in more than 20 countries and over 250 film-festivals worldwide.

His research and artistic work is focused on adapting classic literature for animation and the transformation of traditional Asian art forms for animation. He is currently working on the script for the animated feature film “Die Nibelungen” (funded by MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg) and two new animated short films: “As You Like It” (adapted from Shakespeare) and “The Story of the Ghost Ship” (co-directed with Kathrin Albers, adapted from Wilhelm Hauff)..