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The Record

BLOCK F | Teen Watch Party 

Friday, March 24 | 7 - 8:30 PM 

York County Library | Rock Hill

The Record
Screenings & Awards

Annecy • Tirana International Film Festival • Fantoche International Animation Film Festival • Visioni Corte International Short Film Festival • Warsaw Animation Film Festival • Weird Market & WFest • Primanima Budapest • Animatou Geneva • The Animattikon Project • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival • Tofuzi Festival • Ottawa International Animation Festival • Bucheon BIAF • HollyShorts Film Festival • Kaohsiung Film Festival • Toronto Jewish Film Festival • Anibar Animation Festival • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival • Flipbook Film Festival • Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival • Calgary International Film Festival • Bolton International Film Festival • Festival Biennial of Animation Bratislava • Sedicicorto International Film Festival • BendFilm Festival • Show Me Shorts Film Festival • Animest Film Festival • Romania International Competition • Cambridge Film Festival • Aesthetica Film Festival • Cinanima International Animation Film Festival • Interfilm Berlin • German Premiere International Competition + KUKI • Animateka Animation Film Festival • Anchorage International Film Festival • Aguilar Film Festival • Arpa International Film Festival

Cast & Crew

ANIMATION | 2022 | 8 min. 38 sec. 


COUNTRY | Switzerland 

LANGUAGE | French 

PRODUCER | Sophie Laskar-Haller 

DIRECTOR | Jonathan Laskar 

WRITER | Jonathan Laskar 

CAST | Robert Bogdan Hatisi, Emmanuel Laskar, Samuel Müller


An antique music instrument dealer recieves a magical vinyle record from a traveller: “It reads your mind and plays your lost memories”. Obsessed by this endless record, the antique dealer listens to it again and again, and the memories reemerge until one last and most painful memory is revealed: how he got separated from his mother on the Swiss border during World War II.

About the Director

Born in 1978, Jonathan Laskar studied visual arts at the University of Aix-Marseille and classical double bass at the Conservatory of Aix-en-Provence. In 2000, he moved to Germany, in the city of Weimar, to study architecture at the Bauhaus-Universität. After a few years of professional experience as an architect in Basel, Jonathan Laskar studied animation at the Lucerne University of Art and Design (Switzerland), where he obtained a master’s degree with his graduation film De terre et d’encre produced by Claude Barras. Since 2013, he lives in Geneva and works as an independent animation filmmaker. After having collaborated on several films in various studios, he directed with «The Record» his debut film.

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