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A woman who seems to be tending to office affairs is obsessed with the clean look of the paper clip than the messy puncture holes left by staplers, but obviously someone has ordered her to use the clip. In order to obtain as many paper clips as possible, she leaves 45 minutes earlier than required, and she is even annoyed by other co-workers using the stapler on paper. Is this animated film an anthropological take on stationery? However, it isn’t just a coincidence that everyone she is concerned of by means of a medium such as the clip has male names. The opportunity to compete has been provided, yet unexplainable stress keeps on piling up. (Kim Joon-yang)
Monica RhoMonica Rho
Monica Rho was born in South Korea and immigrated with her family to Vancouver when she was 13. In 1997, she graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design where she made two animated shorts, Nightmare and Travel Travel. She has worked in many animation studios in Vancouver and London, England, and was an animator on the NFB film Roses Sing on New Snow. In 2001, Monica settled in Montreal where she has just directed her first film, Stationery, at the National Film Board of Canada.