Director: Adam Elliott
Runtime: 22 minutes
TV Rating: TV14
Appeared at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival
Australian filmmaker Adam Elliot’s Oscar® winner for Best Animated Short Film tells the darkly comic biography of Harvie Krumpet, a nobody with perpetual bad luck. Harvie is a working-class Polish boy, diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome, who is ineptly home-schooled by his mother, giving him a twisted view of the world. From Australian immigration and marriage to parenting and old age, Elliot chronicles Harvie’s engrossing saga using stop-motion animation and a deadpan narrative delivered by Geoffrey Rush. “A mini-Candide” — Village Voice.