REX highlights the beauty and variety of stop motion with 6 short films. From dark comedy to experimental, from the conditions for people in a totalitarian state to beach life dilemmas. Realistic stop motion, dreamy stop motion, the common theme is a celebration of all types of stories that can be told with this animation technique.
Icebergs by Eirini Vianelli, 10 min, Greece, USA, 2018
14 short dark comedy vignettes, ranging from the mundane to the absurd. Based on the book Scenes by Efthymis Filippou (co-writer Dogtooth, Alps, The Lobster).
Hier by Loïc Kreyden, 4 min, Switzerland, 2018
Completely alone in a black space, I make a phone call. A film on the verge of cinema and theatre.
Until It Turns Black by Anastasiia Falileieva, 7 min, Ukraine, 2019
When the truth hurts and nothing can be changed, it seems like escape to the world of dreams is the only way out. Fantasy could relieve the pain, but is it a magic pill?
Heatwave by Fokion Xenos, 7:14 min, Greece, 2019
In this hybrid animation film, combining cut out, claymation and thousands of replacements pieces, two little children find a way to cool everyone down in the midst of a searing heatwave.
O Hunter Heart by Carla MacKinnon, 7:07 min, UK, 2018
Nature and domesticity collide in a dark tale of love and loss.
Metamorphosis by Carla Pereira, Juanfran Jacinto, 10:35 min, Spain, France, 2019
In his thirties and still living with his mother, a man decides to break free from his inner demons.
Untravel by Nikola Majdak, Ana Nedeljković, 9:20 min, Slovakia, Serbia, 2018
In a tiny country, history has left its mark and the future is in no hurry to happen. A young woman is curious about what is to be found beyond the border. The Internet keeps replying: ‘This content is not available in your country.’