Uzi Geffenblad

Sweden, 2018 / 10 min / Without dialogue / Animation

A cat comes up with a creative solution to make friends.

Betty is hungry and lonely, and fishing in the river gives only scrap. All the other animals – the squirrels, the snails, the dragonflies and the earthworms – have best friends. Even the frog finds a partner in Betty’s rubber boots. Betty grows tired of being alone, and in a moment of illumination, she has an idea. Thanks to her fishing rod, she finds a creative solution to her loneliness.

Director, producer and composer Uzi Geffenblad tells a tale of how tedium can be transformed into joy.


Thu 07/03 09:15 Ciné Utopia WITHOUT DIALOGUE Scolaire
Sun 10/03 11:00 Cinémathèque WITHOUT DIALOGUE Public
Tue 12/03 08:45 Cinémathèque WITHOUT DIALOGUE Scolaire
Fri 15/03 09:15 Ciné Utopia WITHOUT DIALOGUE Scolaire
Sun 17/03 16:00 Ciné Utopia WITHOUT DIALOGUE Public
Cast & Credits
Uzi Geffenblad, based on the book “Betty mitt i natten” by Lotta Geffenblad
Uzi Geffenblad
Lotta Geffenblad
Uzi Geffenblad
ZigZag Animation
Les Films du Préau
Johan Sonestedt

Born in 1964 in Israel, Uzi Geffenblad is a musician, composer, screenwriter, director and producer who has lived in Sweden since 1986. He studied Psychology and Children’s Culture at Stockholm University. In the early 1980s he worked as a classical French horn player in orchestras and theatres, before turning to film. Since the early 1990s, he has focused mainly on animation, but also worked as musician and composer on film scores. Later, he moved into screenwriting and editing. Eventually he started working as a director and producer. From 1998 to 2001, he was Chairman of FFAF, the Swedish Association for Animated Films. To date he has worked on 36 film productions and has won numerous awards as a director. He frequently collaborates on projects with director Lotta Geffenblad. Their animated short film programme Spot and Splodge Plottspotting (2013) featured in LuxFilmFest’s 2015 young audiences programme.

  • 2017 – Fisketur (short)
  • 2013 – Prick och Fläck på fläcken (short)
  • 2013 – Prick och Fläck har disko (short)
  • 2013 – Prick och Fläck hos ask-kungen (short)
  • 2013 – Prick och Fläck och vattkopporna (short)
  • 2013 – Prick och Fläck spårar ur (short)
  • 2013 – Prick och Fläck står på öronen (short)
  • 2013 – Prick och Fläck degar (short)
  • 2012 – Astons Presenter (short)
  • 2011 – Prick och Fläck trycker till (short)
  • 2011 – Prick och Fläck sjön suger (short)
  • 2011 – Prick och Fläck ser stjärnor (short)
  • 2011 – Prick och Fläck på pricken (short)
  • 2011 – Prick och Fläck på pricknick (short)
  • 2011 – Prick och Fläck är hemliga (short)
  • 2011 – Prick och Fläck tandtrollar (short)
  • 2008 – Prick och Fläck snöar in (short)
  • 2008 – Vintersagor (short)
  • 2007 – Astons stenar (short)
  • 2005 – Bland Tistlar
  • 1996 – Aprikoser (short)
  • 1995 – Snabeln och Elefanten (short)
  • 1989 – Triangeln