GLORIA 1: PANORAMA 3
Night of the Bear
Big Hands Oh Big Hands, Let It Be Bigger and Bigger
We Either Meet in This World...
Daniel Höpfner, Germany 2012
After Mr. L had to leave his old home in Wolkenberg (Kl?šnik) because of resettlement, he finds himself in a small room filled with his furniture. This room is located in a building in the middle of a gigantic industrial site. Drifts of smoke obscure the sky. Instead of checking that all of his furniture is there, complete, L starts to explore his new accommodation and its close environs step by step. This exploratory walk extends into a journey through a dying, waning world.
Billy Roisz, Austria 2012
Connected with the frequencies of the soundtrack "Eisenwalzer" by the metal rockband 'Broken.Heart.Collector' the occasional choreographies of horizontal and vertical lines step by step transform into glimmering frames in the aesthetics of the image interference. What is starting with black, white and yellow will soon be extended by red, green and blue to sink into the darkness in the end.
Albert 't Hooft, Paco Vink, Netherlands 2012
A humouristic turbo drama. Floyd, a talented street musican suffers from psychological problems manifested as a little demon who disrupts his everyday life, after being dumped by his girlfriend. Floyd has to go through great depths before he can continue his life and can love his music again.
Isle of the Dead
Vuk Jevremovic, Germany 2012
What if a silent movie fan, Franz Kafka, offered F.W Murnau to make a film about his short story In the Penal Colony? One soldier is about to be executed because of his disobedience. The execution will be theoretically carried out by an ancient machine which engraves one sentence (the committed crime) on a man’s skin. But the government has decided that this type of punishment is inhuman, and it should be immediately forbidden.Also inspired by some original drawings of Kafka.
James Stewart, Nev Bezaire, Canada 2012
Emily has been Foxed! in this 3D stop-motion tale of fighting for what you believe in. Filmed in stunning 3D, Director James Stewart crafts a cautionary tale about child labor, growing up in an environment of parental control, and how children are often misportrayed in the eyes of their parents. Be astonished by what lurks in plain sight. The sinister 3D stop-motion world of Foxed! reveals young Emily toiling in mines beneath her house, imprisoned by foxes who have duped her entire town into believing children can be replaced. Teeming with shadow and light, this grown up animation unfolds to explore themes of oppression and human rights in a riveting package that creates questions and leaves the audience anxious for more.