Do you know the feeling, when you’ve just seen something that made you cry with laughter and then you realize these were not tears of joy, but… pain? Or when you’ve suddenly realized that something you admire is totally not the thing you thought it was? And how often, out of the blue, the four significant words appear in your head: “what has just happened?!”?
Well, we decided to recall all the above mentioned moments of consternation, surprise, embarrassment, hysterical laughter and bittersweet impressions. The following selection of explosive animated films can be of help. This is a set for the brave! Are you going to accept the challenge and let us blow up your mind? Please, do! And don’t feel guilty. We don’t!
Little Miss Fate, Joder von Rotz, Switzerland, 2020, 8’14’’
Little Miss Fate lives in a world driven by fate. When the opportunity arises, she slips into the role of the world leader. Unintentionally she creates a monster, which greedily wants to suck up all the love of the world. Overwhelmed by the rapid development, she loses control.
Nox Insomnia, Guy Charnaux, Brazil, 2019, 7’53’’
A three-act epic about a seven-year old boy who can't sleep, thinking about his issues. He hears something coming from his parents' room, some loud and disturbing noises. What could that be? A story about childhood, sex and insomnia.
My Galactic Twin Galaction, Sasha Svirsky, Russia, 2020, 6’33’’
Good and evil, utopia and dystopia, narrative and post narrative collide in a mortal battle for fun to the public.
FLOOD / FLUT, Malte Stein, Germany, 2018, 9’55’’
A dirty lake bursts its banks and begins to flood the town. At last there´s a good reason to keep the son at home. But in isolation, nightmarish associations start to mix with reality.
Sexi Sushi / セクシーな寿司, Calleen Koh, Singapore, 2020, 3’07’’
Life on a conveyor belt seems great for Sushi and his Topping friends. But as he begins to contemplate his existence, Sushi wonders if there’s more to life than pimping himself out to savage consumers.
No, I Don’t Want to Dance!, Andrea Vinciguerra, United Kingdom, Italy, 2’39
In these dark times, you may think that every hazard has been identified, but nobody has taken into consideration how dangerous dance can be…
Caterpillarplasty, David Barlow-Krelina, Canada, 2018, 5’03’’
A prescient Grotesque Sci-Fi satire that lifts plastic surgery to another level. Set in a state-of-the- art clinic, new standards of beauty and prestige have been cultivated by advanced technologies. A sardonic take on beauty ideologies blown out of proportion.
Mega Sexy Robot Dinosaur, Paul Howard Allen, Unitet Kingdom, 2019, 4’09’’
It's all about the title!
Mr. Eichmann and the Maverick Goat, Qiao (Joe) Cheng, United Kingdom, 2019, 3’19’’
Mr. Eichmann and the Maverick Goat is about an obedient workman and a rebellious goat. This short film was inspired by the Stanley Milgram experiment and explores if Mr. Eichmann would follow an inhuman order when pressured by a higher authority.
Finding Uranus, Ivan Li, Canada, Hong Kong, 2019, 6’56’’
A coming of age sci-fi film about lost and found.
Lady and the Tooth, Shaun Clark, United Kingdom, 2012, 7’50’’
When the most precious commodity in society are teeth there is only one way to conquer love.
Curator: Weronika Płaczek