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4,015 Ratings

Mary and Max

Directed by Adam Elliot
Australia, 2009
Comedy, Drama, Animation


Over two decades, an unlikely friendship blossoms between two pen pals: an eight-year-old Australian girl who picks a name at random and an obese middle-aged New Yorker suffering from Asperger’s.

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Mary and Max Directed by Adam Elliot

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2009 | Special Mention: Best Feature Film - Generation 14plus (Crystal Bear)

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2010 | Winner: Audience Award (International Competition)

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2010 | Nominee: Best Director

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

2009 | Winner: Best Animated Feature Film

Critics reviews

The journey for acceptance from society and the self might be one we all relate to, but the film integrally showcases a specific experience rather than a universal one. Cinema has a diversity problem, and films like Mary and Max showcase why, as audiences, we are poorer soulfully and artistically for it.
June 16, 2016
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