Animateka 2015 Awarded Films
This story is about a mother who has given so much that it looks like she has nothing left... but life opens up new opportunities.
What was it like, before the birth of the universe? Does reality exist just because we are able to perceive it? A girl tries to answer the big questions: she imagines she can empty the universe and then finds herself alone, as the smallest part of the universe. She is then forced to choose whether to consider herself as part of the cosmos, or as its creator. She stops and asks herself: shall I destroy myself? Or shall I destroy the universe?
The movie presents a vision of a gloomy city. Up from space it looks like a glowing spider's web, from the inside it is a concrete organism, inside its bowels thick human sediments move back and forth through its veins and fibres. One of them is Mr Spider, a clerk working in a huge office, a voluntary slave, a lonely person lost in the labyrinth of streets, corridors and his own mind drenched in alcohol...
Avstrija, 2015, hd, 10:10
Moon Blink was entirely generated by complex software, no camera was used. The result of this formal method is an abstract digital artwork that manages to convince not only thanks to its mathematical precision, but primarily also due to its incredible beauty and surprising narrative structure. Comparison to the classic abstract films from the 1920s by, for instance, Ruttmann, seems justified.
Madžarska, Velika Britanija, 2015, dcp, 6:0
Things that are neglected are often lost forever. The life of a misguidedly and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions.
Avstrija, Francija, 2015, dcp, 13:30
In Uncanny Valley, we are at once bombarded by the psychological and physical intensity of a battle fought between desperate soldiers during the First World War. Each frame of this animated live action piece reveals its own painful yet detailed moment, resistant to the synthetic image of history. The culminating effect reveals the numbing futility of war, the agony of conflict and survival, the discovery of brotherhood, and the madness of it all.
A teacher and her pupil linger in an empty classroom. Through their looks and gestures, a strange confrontation begins.
Harsh but poetic, the film explores the desire of domination and violence as the driving force of history, shown in the spectrum of grey. After a great battle, the surrounding landscape, devoured by great fire, looks apocalyptic. Meaningless flags flutter in a dead field. History is presented as a sequence of recurring plagues and misfortunes where man, trying to find his own place, gets lost even more and falls even lower.