Naključno razkošje prosojnega vodnega rebusa / Slučajna raskoš prozirnog vodenog rebusa / Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus

Naključno razkošje prosojnega vodnega rebusa / Slučajna raskoš prozirnog vodenog rebusa / Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus

Synopsis

Croatia, 2020, 80', In Croatian with Slovenian and English subtitles

Martin tried to fight the system, and now he's on the run. Sara is a conceptual artist. Together they join a revolutionary commune in the countryside, with the police on their trail. Inspector Ambroz knows the right questions are more important than the answers. Because maybe none of this is true.

Directed by: Dalibor Barić
Written by: Dalibor Barić
Animation: Dalibor Barić
Compositing: Dalibor Barić
Editing: Dalibor Barić
Sound Design: Dino Brazzoduro, Ivan Zelić
Music: Dalibor Barić
Voices: Rakan Rushaidat, Ana Vilenica, Frano Mašković, Nikša Marinović, Mario Kovač, Željka Veverec, Boris Bakal, Pavlica Brazzoduro Bajsić
Producer: Ivan Katić
Production: Kaos
Support: Hrvatski audiovizualni centar (HAVC), Grad Rijeka
Distribution: Kaos

Lots of people, when they hear about an experimental movie that lasts over an hour, go: “Oh my God, no!” The biggest challenge was the art direction: I started with a collage, but for other parts, I turned to rotoscoping and so on. It was like creating a medieval manuscript and adding all these layers. There are many different versions submerged under the one you got to see!
- Dalibor Barić (in an interview for cineruopa.org)

We live in puritan times, and what used to be normal is now considered experimental, like Last Year at Marienbad. It bothers me. We want to slap a nice, lean narrative on everything and, especially when shooting fiction, worry so much about plausibility. But here, I could do anything. This kind of medium is neither an animation nor a serious feature film, so give me some freedom to play!
- Dalibor Barić (in an interview for cineruopa.org)

Festivals (selection):
- Contrechamp Competition, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 2020
- World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb 2020
- Lima Alterna International Film Festival 2020
- Bogota International Film Festival 2020
- Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2020
- Sevilla European Film Festival 2020

Film info

Directed by: Dalibor Barić
Production: Kaos
Festival programme: Animated Feature Films
Year: 2020
Length: 80'
Country: Croatia