29.6. - 3.7.2016

Entities: Photorealism

New Synagogue: H2
Duration 74:06

The Entities thematic section series aims to demonstrate the diversity and variability of ways to depict objects, creatures and people in animated film. Despite the number of characteristic features of such depictions being reduced to a minimum, viewers can still identify them. Each section is dedicated to a different entity and offers various ways to use the vast potential of animation, an art form that is characterized by unlimited imagery and openness to viewers’ fantasy.

The Pub

directed by Joseph Pierce

year: 2012
country: GB
duration: 07:45
Kemi lives and works in the murky slipstream of a North London pub. As the booze flows, the line between who belongs behind and in front of the bar becomes increasingly blurred.


directed by Juan Pablo Zaramella

year: 2011
country: AR
duration: 06:20
In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things.

Mother / Maman

directed by Ugo Bienvenu, Kevin Manach

year: 2013
country: FR
duration: 05:06
Dad irons. Child tidies up. Mum breathes out.

Stanley Pickle

directed by Victoria Mather

year: 2010
country: GB
duration: 11:00
Stanley never goes outside. He likes to play with his clockwork toys, and every night his mother kisses him goodnight. Stanley is twenty. The trouble is that Stanley thinks this is all quite normal, until an encounter with a mysterious girl turns his world upside down...

Sunny Afternoon

directed by Thomas Renoldner

year: 2012
country: AT
duration: 06:50
Sunny Afternoon is a confrontation between a kind of “avant-garde” film and a “kind of” music video, which questions the standard taboos and clichés of both “genres”. The work also parodies the music and sound “typical of the genres”.


directed by Valentin Gagarin, Shujun Wong, Robert Wincierz

year: 2012
country: DE
duration: 10:13
An inconspicuous citizen on the way to work is torn from his daily routine upon witnessing a railway suicide. The event haunts his imagination, and mixes rapidly with his own reality of social downfall in a cascade of surreal nightmares.

The Conquerors / Les Conquérants

directed by Tibor Banoczki, Sarolta Szabo

year: 2011
country: FR
duration: 12:00
At the dawn of time, a young man and woman set out to conquer an inhospitable land in the hope of transforming it into paradise. Between prehistory and Genesis, Eden and hell, the animated film The Conquerors calls into question human conquests and the rise of civilizations.


directed by Paul Wenninger

year: 2012
country: AT
duration: 10:35
The consistent element we see throughout the film is some kind of avatar of the director, a character created from real images whom the film sends on a world journey within his own four walls. Infiltrations by the outside world are both abrupt and varied.

Cadillac Dreams

directed by The Great Nordic Sword Fights

year: 2012
country: US
duration: 04:17
There is always something eerily dreamy about the haze that covers the secrets of Los Angeles... An old Cadillac takes us on a voyage into the brown fog, where we cruise the hyper-surreal that is gangland LA. Your ride awaits.