The Baltics Visiting: The Golden Age
The story of a former opera star who must, by the will of Fate, work as a Crocodile in a styrofoam costume entertaining children in a shopping centre. This kind of life seems joyless and even disgusting to the former leading tenor, and he vents his frustration by behaving rudely. Until one day, a fateful woman enters his life together with... a crocodile.
It’s a wild free-for-all when a famous boys’ choir breaks away from their conductor while on tour in Seoul and causes mayhem in the hotel.
A wife goes out to cut the rye, while the husband is at home sick. The man asks if the work will soon be finished and the wife replies that it will. The husband goes out to check and sees that his wife is asleep and that the work has barely begun.
The Garden of Fetish analyses abstract elements that compose an artwork and artist’s own fetishes that he has to follow in order to make his work. This animated short was made in parallel with Vītols’ solo exhibition with the same title. Using symbolic language that relies on visual connotations, Vītols vitalizes and gives a mythological dimension to current issues.
Once some "round" intellectuals lived in a small town. They were smart, kind, farsighted and successful. The reason for their success - they could swallow toads. But some that were "square" also lived in the small town. They were pragmatic realists - good was repaid with good, evil with evil, and no toads were ever swallowed. They lived in peace until one day a "square" discovered that the "rounds" swallow toads.
A lonely fox isolates itself from the world to enjoy the pleasures of being tormented by guilt. But as the days go by even its personal space gets invaded and starts to crumble. The fox has to choose between madness and reconciliation.
A story about a bear who works as an acrobat-motorcyclist in a traveling circus during the day, but yearns for wildlife and forest at night, where his true happiness seems to dwell. One day, the bear decides to leave everything and takes off to the forest.
In winter some people go ice fishing. Excitement, intensified by freezing temperatures and strong drinks, can lead to unpredictable consequences.
This film is a visualisation of seven pieces of Estonian classic poetry in the unique handwriting of eight Estonian animators. Substantia stellaris is the never-ending potential that rules the universe expressed in moving images.