ANIMATED SPIRITS FILM FESTIVAL
Animated Spirits showcases the new, the exciting and the unconventional in European independent animation today. The carefully selected films illustrate the spirit of contemporary experimentation, while reflecting on the potential of traditional and original techniques.
(Official Website: http://animatedspirits.org/tokyo-2020/ )
※This program is only available at the online venue.
Looking at an x-ray image a young handsome man is horrified to learn that the weird, tumor-like lump on his chest is the top of a tiny plump man`s head. Nested in his body, he is waiting to be born… ’Mr. Mare’ is a surreal animated chamber play, set in a ‘haunted’ claustrophobic space, in which we witness the dynamics of unrequited love as we follow the relationship of an oddly codependent pair.Detail
Per tutta la vita
The Rain is a simple animated film on collective consciousness. It talks about how no accountability for our actions pushes us to thoughtlessly follow the crowd, which may lead to a tragedy. The film also depicts a struggle of an individual with collective hypnosis and its consequences for both the individual and the crowd.Detail
A girl who was hurt as a child keeps the memory of it alive. Having lacked love and empathy from her father in the past, she is not able to share her feelings with him. She can’t get rid of the painful memories taking her back to the day when she brought home a dead little bird and her father gave her no support. Sometimes it's too hard to open your feelings and share it with a loved one. Sometimes it's too late. Let your painful memory fly away like a free little bird.Detail
Sore Eyes for Infinity
The Bird and the Whale
Oscar is a child germinating in his parents' backyard. His body grows in the earth. No one knows his biological sex, but he wants to be a boy. One day, Oscar comes out of the ground and discovers his female body. Following this painfull discovery, will he get the recognition of his identity he desires so much?Detail
Japanese artist Maya Yonesho visited Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, to explore the city’s character and specific atmosphere. Based on her impressions of the Old Cathedral, the Ars Electronica festival, Pöstlingberg mountain, Cafè Traxlmayr, the Tabakfabrik complex and much more besides she created one of her famous ‘thumb trips’.Detail