On 2 November 2014, I travelled by train from Prague to Vienna. I like the old-fashioned charm of Eastern European trains, with their mirrors and all. Sitting alone in my compartment, I was soon overwhelmed by the effects of light caused by the motion of the train. The many reflective surfaces, windows and mirrors, amplified the flickering light of the sun as it set behind the trees that lined the railroad, the reflections inverting the direction of the train – an augmented panorama. A true metaphor of cinema was before my eyes. I set my camera up on the seat opposite, took clothing out of my suitcase to steady the camera on the luggage (using a tripod was impossible) and began filming. I could already envisage the film that might result from this as I positioned myself in this counterintuitive space that was multiplied by the reflections.
A spirited young woman persuades a hyena from London Zoo to take her place at a dinner dance held in her honour. Their plan requires a surprising amount of artistry and violence. Based on a story by artist Leonora Carrington, Elizabeth Hobbs celebrates her startling tale with paint and collage.
Home alone on a sunny afternoon, a perfect time for frolics in the garden.
Hand is a 2D abstract animation which is accompanied by the song, Sekktortjek composed by Mads Lindgren. The idea of the work is to present the weird beauty of hand creatures composed of gestures, geometric shapes and abstract patterns in order to create a surreal journey for the audience. The creatures undergo different transformations such as phenakistoscopes in synchrony with the music.
A father and his son are losing the folk race. In order to win, the boy turns himself into a car tire. Loosely inspired by the director’s childhood, Sierra pulls us into the surreal car racing world.
Having just arrived in paradise, Jerome sets out to find his wife Maryline. In the course of his search, he sinks into a surreal and colourful world in which no one seems to be able to help him.
Children dance to music under the supervision of their teacher. A young girl attends the scene and comes to disturb their rituals.
In 1982, the completion of Jim Jarmusch's sophomore film, Stranger Than Paradise, hinged on producer Sara Driver's willingness to smuggle one of the world's rarest and most controversial films across the Atlantic Ocean.