How can the flames of desire be rekindled after 25 years of married life? Izabela Plucinska’s erotic comedy, made entirely through the use of modelling clay, delves into the private lives of Alice and Henry, a couple in their fifties numbed by routine, who are holed up in a rococo-kitsch hotel room…
A teacher and her pupil linger in an empty classroom. Through their looks and gestures, a strange confrontation begins.
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.
Grčija, 2014, hd, 2:13
Through a fluid line, etching out the shaky outline of the story of his Grandfather’s unconventional life and unexpected death in rural Greece, the artist is also discovering parts of himself and sharing his reflections on their identities.
Moving through a world filled with scanners and surveillance algorithms, while frivolously using different social networks, online forms and credit cards, the man of today gives away his privacy voluntarily. A decent citizen has nothing to hide. Only criminals do.
Here There begins as a traveller’s sketchbook, drawn in Zagreb and on the Croatian coast. As the film progresses, observational fragments of landscape and architecture are refined into geometric forms and minimal marks. Details fade away, morphing into abstract impressions on the edges of memory.
Švica, 2015, dcp, 18:0
A bitter-sweet, affectionate tale of innocence lost, bottled-up desires and the comfort of recycling.
"The boat goes out so often it comes back drunk from the sea."
Melting like ice cream, disappearing like a dinosaur, this short is a vanishing visual destabilization, based on a poem by the Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov.
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.