Metropia takes place in a not-so-distant future. The world is running out of oil and the undergrounds have been connected into a gigantic subway network beneath Europe.
Whenever Roger from Stockholm enters this system he hears a stranger’s voice in his head. He looks to the mysterious Nina to help him escape the disturbing web of the Metro, but the farther they travel, the deeper he’s involved in a dark conspiracy.
Metropia is directed by Tarik Saleh, an award winning director, producer, animator and graphic designer. Art director Martin Hultman stands behind the unique look of Metropia. The story is based on an idea by Fredrik Edin, Martin Hultman and Tarik Saleh.
The development of Metropia started 2003. Before then Atmo produced and created a number of short animated films for Swedish Television. The hyper realistic style (described as if ”Kafka would have painted the last supper with a machine gun”) was developed by Martin Hultman and Tarik Saleh and layed the ground to the imagery in Metropia.
Metropia is being shown at festivals all over the world:
Strasbourg Fantastic 15-20/9 (in competition)
Austin Fantastic 24/9-1/10
Sitges 2-12/10 (in competition)
Montreal Nouveau Cinema 7-18/10
Warsaw 9-18/10 (in competition)
London FF 14-29/10
Sao Paulo 23/10-5/
Lubeck 4-8/11 (in competition)
CPH DOX 6-15/11
Fredrikstad Animation 11-15/11 (opening film)
San Francisco Animation 12-15/
Indonesia Fantastic 13-22/11
Stockholm Film Festival 18-29/11 (in competition)
Tallinn Animated Dreams 18-22/11
Waterloo Animation, Canada 19-22/11
Trieste Science+fiction 24-28/11
Nordic Film Week, Paris 16-20/12
Gerardmer Fantasy, France 27-31/1
If Istanbul 11-22/2, (in competition)
Cartoon, Lyon 3-5/3
Lille Animated, 18-21/3
Breda, NL, 24-28/3
Cortoons Rome Animated, 24-28/3 (in competition)
Bryssel Fantastic, 8-20/4
Titanic, Budapest 8-18/4
Tribeca, New York 21/4-2/5
Stuttgart Animated, 4-9/5
Anifest Teplice, CZ 18-23/5 (in competition)
More venues to be announced.