The Flounder is an experimental interpretation of A Fisherman and his Wife by the Brothers Grimm. This 18th century German tale is a beautifully structured moral narrative about greed, in which a person is driven to acquire more and more wealth at the expense of the environment. Carola Bauckholt and Elizabeth Hobbs present the story using new tools and processes with the aim of encouraging reflection and promoting a sustainable and auspicious way of life.
The Flounder is one of ten films commissioned by Klangforum Wien and Tricky Women/Tricky Realities for the project ‘The Happiness Machine’. The European cinema premiere of The Flounder was at The Tricky Women/Tricky Realities festival in March 2019. Winner of best professional film at Turku Animated Film Festival (2019) and Best of the Fest and Best Sound Design at London International Animation Festival (2019)