07.10 | 20:00
This selection offers a series of amazing resurrections. Mykyta Lyskov takes an old Ukrainian-made TV out of nothingness and enchants us with the magic of analogue video noise. The star duo of animators, Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña, bring two famous Chileans back from the other world to right the wrongs of history. Other authors revive memory - personal and historical: childhood impressions of russian-soviet colonialism, the image of a family farm lost forever, experiences of oppression of African diaspora. But the traumatic memories are most shockingly rearranged in fragments in the film "To You" - a message to the enemy, whose offence should neither be forgotten nor forgiven.
Curated by Yuliia Kuznietsova.
Running time 80 min.
Ukraine | 02:08 | 2023
Spring was the name of an old Soviet TV set that was produced in Ukraine. This abstract movie is made up of noises that are recorded on this TV.
Chile | 14:22 | 2021
Los Huesos is a fictitious account of the world’s first stop-motion animated film. Dated 1901 and excavated in 2021 as Chile drafts a new Constitution, the footage documents a ritual performed by a girl who appears to use human corpses. Emerging in the ritual are Diego Portales and Jaime Guzmán, central figures in the construction of authoritarian and oligarchic Chile.
Estonia | 05:25 | 2022
The animated film “Hobune” (“The Horse”) is a visualization of my sense perceptions, imagined worlds, and memories of the past as the author. The revived images of memories also reflect current reality, as they are inevitably impacted by the experience of the present. Before realizing the film, I did not construct a script nor plan the progression of the unified whole. Therefore the structure and makeup of the animation were created and developed in the process of creation. Generalizing, I can say that the animated film “Hobune” does not present a single narrative, but several different tales or sequences of images that have been formed into a cohesive whole.
Germany | 14:39 | 2021
You can't bring back a dead horse, but there are ways to step into a place that was lost. "Homesick Lungs" is an experimental farewell. The film delves into the lungs of Sheila, the dying horse, and the history of a sold family farm. 3D animations, screen recordings and documentary footage combine to form an essay on reconstructed memory. In the end, the wind brushes through virtual nettles.
Japan | 07:36 | 2023
That stray dog that the girl loved so much wanted an apple for a long time. Meanwhile, the carrots try to turn everything into a seedbed. The girl opens the box and leaves with the dog because they know that decay is inevitable.This animation captures a moment of overlapping birth and death.
Tunisia | 18:04 | 2022
On a dust of stars, Are drawn old and dark memories. Either I condemn you, Or I free you from your agony.
Argentina | 01:00 | 2023
Blue Print animation. "Next time i'll join you" is the result of the combination of various animation techniques and supports, both physical and digital. The process begins by converting computerized images of a person's interior into blueprints. This work seeks to play and expand the notion of the representations that technology offers us about the interior of our own body.
Colombia | 08:24 | 2022
Reparations is an experimental animated short film that explores the phenomenon of migration (forced and voluntary), through the fragmentation and modulation of a character: A chair that moves as a result of invisible forces. Forces that sometimes represent coloniality, in others industrialization and in the most complex, the consequences of war. The chair object incorporates a search in the middle of marginalization, adaptation and inequality, through a series of urban scenarios in which symbols of the African diaspora that survived and dispersed in the Americas are displayed. The chair embodies the result of these interactions, claiming expressions of resistance such as African percussion and the use of Quilts.
Czech Republic | 09:17 | 2022
We find ourselves embodying a traveler, who is led to seek out their inner beast and destroy it. The idea of the monster (a werewolf) is primarily constructed on the dynamics of autoimmune diseases, in which the body self-destructs. The patient becomes other to themselves, unable to fight a concrete enemy. The hope for life lies in self-acceptance.