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MONDAY 23 JUNE, 8.00PM CINEMA 1

Unclassified 18+

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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

 

Also see:
> South American #2: Stories, Myths And Music: Tue 24 June, 8.00pm
> South American #3: Indie Showcase: > Wed 25 June, 6.15pm

 

Stoplight / Semaforo
Simon Wilches
Colombia, 3'03, 2012 (NL)
In this macabre circus/traffic management mashup, red is the new black and psychedelic clowns call all the shots.

Animadores
Allan Sieber
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.

Flesh / Viande
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.

Shave It
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?

At 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.

Flamingo
Various
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.

I Hate You Red Light
J.M. Walter, M.R. Horhager
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.
Immersed
Soledad Aguila
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 and emptiness.
Looking For A Fight
Vanessa Silva
Argentina, 1'38, 2013 (NL)
A colourful, high energy take on the classic monster vs monster theme. Short, sharp and straight for the metallic jugular.
Slope
Pendiente
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.
Passages
Luis Paris
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.
The Me Bird / O Passaro Eu
Gabriel 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.

Padre
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.


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