23 JUNE, 8.00PM CINEMA
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Bold, exuberant and energy to spare are some of
the characteristics that make up the DNA of much South American
animation. From the essences of lost cultures and the barely exorcised
ghosts to retro flavoured ‘homages’, these three distinctly
curated programs will deliver a rich brew of the best new works
and main trends evident in the indie animation scene from Brazil,
Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Bolivia...
The films in this program are visually confident,
raucous and robust, with plenty of noise and a ton of flair. A love
of quirky, retro flavoured ‘homages’ to classic US animation
is a sub-genre that pops up surprisingly often, and like everywhere,
the tentacles of gaming and CG blockbuster animation inform plenty
of young South American indie animators.
SL: Spoken Language / NL: No language / Sub: Subtitles
> South American #2:
Stories, Myths And Music: Tue 24 June, 8.00pm
> South American #3:
Indie Showcase: > Wed 25 June,
Colombia, 3'03, 2012 (NL)
In this macabre circus/traffic management
mashup, red is the new black and psychedelic clowns call all the
Brazil, 6'46, 2008 (NL)
Somebody has to don the fur suits, takes
the kicks and suffer the humiliations of trying to entertain herds
of spiteful, dangerous kids.
Carlos Alberto Gomez Salamanca
Colombia, 7'15, 2013 (NL)
Flesh has texture, it breathes and has
a life of its own. It is the most obvious physical component of
each of us and has special vulnerabilities.
Fernando Maldonado, Jorge Tereso
Argentina, 4'15, 2012 (NL)
How many different ways can things go
spectacularly wrong the minute a monkey gets his hands on a razor?
The Opera / En La Opera
Juan Pablo Zaramella
Argentina, 1'00, 2010 (NL)
If the power of the verse or the towering
majesty of the voices doesn’t bring the audience to tears,
there is a Plan B.
Venezuela, 5'00, 2013 (NL)
Any film that starts off with four singing
crows and ends with our hero dancing off an acid trip fantasy after
passing through the innards of a spider, has to be worth a look.
Hate You Red Light
J.M. Walter, M.R.
Colombia, 7'52, 2012 (Sp)
A slow burn psycho-dramatic explanation
of the value of frustrating traffic lights using a ghost whispered
photocopy of Uncle Walt’s spirit to handle the intro duties.
Chile, 3'52, 2012 (NL)
Winner of “Best International Graduate
Film” in MIAF 13. A mysterious portrait of nature’s cycle
of life traversing through beguiling, towering landscapes of wonder
For A Fight
Argentina, 1'38, 2013 (NL)
A colourful, high energy take on the classic
monster vs monster theme. Short, sharp and straight for the metallic
Guadalupe Labaka, Nicolas Sanchez
Argentina, 5'00, 2011 (NL)
If you keep pushing it up hill all day,
sooner or later something is gonna blow.
Argentina, 2'45, 2012 (NL)
The latest fascinating piece of moving
image art from the studio that has made this style of elegant, digital
inverted silhouette animation all their own.
Me Bird / O Passaro Eu
Kempers, Maria Ilka Azedo
Brazil, 2'24, 2013 (NL)
A masterpiece of hand-made animation filled
to the brim with 3,500-you-won’t-believe-your-eyes frames of
pure animated magnificence.
Santiago Bou Grasso
Argentina, 12'00, 2013 (Sub)
A fictional view from an all too real
moment in history. When enough of the people have had enough, change
becomes hard to resist.