Yet another film I saw at Anim’est festival in Bucharest. With a distinctive illustration style and sensitive execution, this thoughtful film follows the exploits of a lumberjack who accidentally fells a tree, trapping himself and subsequently experiencing what it’s like to be a series of trapped animals. Ambiguous and with a subtle conservation message, the film left me with a slightly sad sense at the end, making me think about ...
Another interesting film I saw at Anim’est in Bucharest was the charming stop-motion film, Made in Spain by Coke Rioboo. Using tiny railway model people, Coke constructs a playful version of a day in the life of Spain, exploring elements of bureaucracy, religion, bullfighting and of course the complex culture of the beach. It’s an abstract film with no dialogue which makes it even more captivating.
This intriguing mini film by Loïc bramoullé, that I saw at Anim’est festival in Bucharest, caught my eye for it’s sumptuous and beautifully lit, 3D animation
, it’s strange character and overall message. An advanced being explores the archaeology of a future Earth wondering why the civilisation failed.
Strange alloy is my second self produced short film.
Another short film from Anim’est Festival which caught my attention was the arresting and captivating short film Kaputt by Volker Schlecht – Drushba Pankow. The film is designed over audio interviews with former inmates at the main East German women’s prison; Hoheneck and documents their tortured experience making goods for the west under harsh and strict penal conditions.
Another film which caught my eye from the ANIM’EST festival in Bucharest is a charming underdog / outsider story by the talented Britt Raes / Creative Conspiracy. The film has a simple and effective design with striking animation, a delightful sense of colour and the story, about a girl with few friends who can’t keep her pets alive, finds solace in the relationship with her cat, Kitty who being a ...