The Noise of Licking
(A nyalintás nesze)

2017, animated shorts, digital, 9 minutes



A woman is watched every day by the neighbor's cat, as she takes care of her exotic plants.
This perverted ritual comes to an end when the cat disappears.
Next spring a peculiar stranger pays her a visit.

Director's Note
"My film was inspired by a short story written by Ádám Bodor, in which I was initially captivated by the absurd situation of an unexpected visitor silently watching a woman in her own living room as she is going about her day. Introducing another layer of voyeurism and sexuality to the original work, my aim was to capture an atmosphere in which we have a glimpse of the characters’ various ways of coping with loneliness, desire, sometimes self-destructing fetishes, and where at times it is difficult to differentiate between reality and imagination."

2016 - Hungarian Film Critics Awards - Best Short Animation
2016 - Mediawave Festival (Komárom, Hungary) - Best Hungarian Animation


Nadja Andrasev Director
Judit Czakó Editor
Péter Benjámin Lukács Music
Péter Benjámin Lukács Sound
Nadja Andrasev Visual design
József Fülöp Producer
MOME Production company


Cannes International Film Festival - 2016 Third Prize (ex-aequo) Cinéfondation
Zagreb Animafest - 2016 Special Mention
Denver International Film Festival - 2016 Best Short Animation
Kiev MOLODIST International Film Festival - 2016 Special Mention
London International Animation Festival - 2016 Jury Special Mention
Dresden International Short Film Festival - 2017 Special Mention
Athens International Film and Video Festival - 2017 Jurors' Recognition
New Orleans Film Festival - 2017 Best Animation
Bilbao Animakom - 2017 Special Jury Prize
MEDIAWAVE International Film & Music Festival - 2017 Best Hungarian Animation
Swansea Wales International Film Festival - 2017 Best Animated Short
Peru International Animated Short Film Festival - AJAYU - 2017 Best International Animation
Bucheon International Animation Festival - 2016 Grand Prize for Graduation Films
California Film Awards - 2018 Orson Welles Award


Annecy International Animated Film Festival - 2016 (in competition)
Palm Springs Short Film Festival - 2016
Sarajevo Film Festival - 2016
Hiroshima International Animation Festival - 2016
Saint-Petersburg Message to Man - 2016 (in competition)
Leeds International Film Festival - 2016
St. Louis IFF - 2016
Los Angeles Slamdance  Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)
Dallas International Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)
Dresden International Short Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)
Hong Kong International Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)
Nashville Independant Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)

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