We are happy to bring you 5 animated films, that made it to the official selection of ÉCU 2011.
From Germany “Adveniat Regnum Meum” (dir Stefanie Katja Ernst)
Screening: Saturday,2nd of April, Session 3 (PSG3)
We are living in a world of victims and offenders. Male sexual desire and aggressive abuse contrast with beatitudes, delivered by a woman who appears in a red fog between several violent episodes. Eventually stepping out of the fog, the woman is included in the story. Looking for happiness she discovers her own instincts and holy pleasure, becoming a martyr, a heroin amongst good and evil!
From Portugal “Conto do Vento” (Dir. Claudio Jordao & Nelson Martins)
Screening: Sunday, 3rd of April, Session 16 (ADG1)
Salva had the gift of feeling the life of nature through her body. She lived in the forest across the river with Ábia his mother and she was happy until the day her life changed. Men and women of the village forced her to watch the burning of her mother accused of witchcraft. Years later the fear that the villagers had to her mother is the same that move them against her.
From France “Lavomatic” (Dir. Dan S. Carter)
Screening: Sunday, 3rd of April, Session 14 (PDP1)
A young boy with an absent father. A spent afternoon watching the washing machine. A daydreaming becomes an initiatory trip.
From Netherlands “Miss Daisy Cutter” (Dir. Laen Sanches)
Screening: Sunday, 3rd of April, Session 13 (PDG4)
“Miss Daisy Cutter” is an animated short film by French director Laen Sanches featuring the song ‘Nux Vomica’ by The Veils. If Walt Disney took some bad acid this is what his trip would look like. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
From Poland “Paths of Hate” (Dir. Damian Nenow)
Screening: Opening Night, 1st of April
Focusing on combat. The dimension of fighting is irrelevant, as well as the ideology behind it. It doesn’t matter if two people are involved or millions. What remains are only scars – bloody traces, paths of hate. “Paths of Hate” is a short tale about the demons that slumber deep in the human soul and have the power to push people into the abyss of blind hate, fury and rage. Falling into that abyss inevitably leads to downright destruction and extinction.