Each film of this section implies nature motifs. The artists use it as material by filming the plant tissues patterns, they encourage us to observe fields and forests with abstract forms, and they depict all living and non-living things as a bizarre city’s inhabitants. At the same time, by ‘nature’ one can also imply ‘human nature’, and some of the films talk about it in different ways. The underscore in the block’s title indicates vague connections between the two concepts – co-existence and confrontation, exploitation and exploration...
Running Time 94 min.
France | 16:50 | 2019
Zenti looks for his wife. Zenti is haunted by memories that are not his. Zenti has no control over the present but he will never collapse. He will write poem until his death to find her and himself.
Ukraine | 04:38 | 2020
Sometimes abstract spots and lines form a landscape.
Malaysia, Taiwan | 04:24 | 2020
Blüte (2020) explores the perspective of a woman as she experiences the first tinge of love as it colors her teenage heart for the first time. Plants have been chosen the composite medium of choice to symbolize feminity. Seeds represents birth and rebirth. Plants extend life through seeds into the future, and so does the journey of love. Visualize the most primitive form of love, and try to find the spiritual core of a relationship. Break through traditional Eastern notions of love, and let the seeds grow valiantly into a budding plant. Every woman has the right to love and be loved, so please be proud of your courage to chase after love!
United Kingdom | 04:11 | 2019
Portrait of a small dairy town
South Korea | 03:20 | 2020
The screen is flickering. This is about things that seem moving but still yet; or vice versa.
The footage of animals were collected from Internet, and exported into 1,600 frames. They were repeatedly printed on the same paper until its shape finally could not be identified and then scanned again.
United Kingdom | 05:26 | 2019
An experimental animation using only microscopic images of xylem, one of the two types of transport tissue in vascular plants.
United Kingdom | 03:40 | 2020
An audio visual interpretation of communication between humans and trees.
Germany | 05:00 | 2019
Freeze frame: the most absurd technique since the invention of the moving image. Through an elaborate process of duplicating the same image over and over again, it creates the illusion of stillness.
In this stop motion film, identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice, like archivists. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside.
Estonia | 05:00 | 2019
An anonymous man, alone in a sterile environment of an office, comes to grips with his own existence through the medium of tradition. He hears Cante Alentejano, a traditional singing that guides him through the monotonous meaningless gestures of modern daily work and society.
Ukraine | 08:38 | 2020
Current instability of climate system impacts ice cores and rises global sea level, as well as changes human life. At the same time only data code of intelligent machines remains constant in the modern geography.
Germany | 09:40 | 2020
This is a film about stuttering. Oh, and also about pigeons, cat callers, apple trees, Goethe's Faust, forests and girls on horses.
Ukraine | 23:00 | 2020
What would be the official history if we could apply a different montage to the events? What would be our today if we could create new experiences instead of reproducing already existent once? We need to collage the world into Utopias in order to bring the magic back to it.