Synopsis

This Festival Stop Motion Montreal program includes eight short films dealing with various themes related to mythology, death, nature, freedom and authority, among others.

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Program 5: Films in competition
Running time: 65 min


0) Festival intro video, 0:00, 2020



1) Tithonos & die Göttin der Morgenröte | Tithonos & the Goddess of Dawn, Jörg Weidner, 13:06, 2019, Germany, no dial
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 01:01

The Goddess of Dawn is cursed for loving mortals. She wants one of her lovers – the trojan prince Tithonos – to stay at her side forever and he is granted immortality from Zeus. Unfortunately she forgot to ask for eternal youth as well.

ABOUT: Jörg Weidner: http://www.sublunarewelt.de/



2) Lo muerto | Le mort, Karla Castaneda & Luis Telez, 4:44, 2020, Mexico, VO in Mexican with English subtitles
Film category: Professional
This film starts at: 14:10

A fantastic character lies in the middle of a forest. A child beetle will look for a way to revive it.

ABOUT: Karla Castaneda & Luis Telez: https://vimeo.com/user78925695



3) Zima | Hiver, Tomas Cerveny, 5:58,  2017, Czech Republic, no dial
Film category: Emerging Talent film
This film starts at: 18:52

She’s cold, old and steady. Her name is Winter a she’s content. On her own and alone she rules the fairy woods from the comfort of her magic hut. Nevertheless, misery is about to start, when someone slips into her realm. Spring. She’s witty, she’s young, she brings life. She’s ready to bring trouble to the old gran. Is Winter powerful enough to destroy Spring? If so, what will be the cost?

ABOUT: Tomas Cerveny: https://tomas-cerveny.tumblr.com/


4) Udahnut zivot | Imbued Life, Ivana Ivana Bosnjak & Thomas Johnson, 12:20, 2019, Croatia, VO in Croatian with English subtitles
Film category: Professional
This film starts at: 24:45

Imbued Life is a film about a young woman's connection to the life force of nature. She uses her talent for taxidermy to “restore” the animals to their natural habitat. However, the true search for answers begins when she starts finding a roll of undeveloped film in each animal she treats. Her obsession drives her to seek the explanation of the connection she feels, haunting her dreams, as well as her waking moments.

ABOUT:  Ivana Ivana Bosnjak & Thomas Johnson: https://bonobostudio.hr/en/distribution/imbued-life



5) Zar, Ghazal Tahernia, 2:19,  2019, Canada, no dial
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 37:05

Zar is the story of a woman who finds herself being danced around by the invisible hands of the puppet master. The ownership of power shifts when the protagonist starts to fight against the outside forces and takes matters into her own hands; a battle that ends in her failure and in her falling into the same position that she started in.

ABOUT: Ghazal Tahernia: http://www.teataup.com



6) Rebooted, Michael Shanks, 12:47, 2019, Australia, no dial
Film category: Professional film
This film starts at: 39:25

A stop motion animated skeleton, once a formidable villain of the silver screen and now a struggling actor, takes drastic measures when he learns the film for which he was created is being rebooted without him.

ABOUT: Michael Shanks: https://latenitefilms.com/portfolio/rebooted/



7) Une de Perdue | A Lost One, Marie Clerc, 4:09, 2020, France, VOF with English subtitles
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 52:11

After losing for the umpteenth time one of his socks, Thierry decides to sequester the one he has left to find the missing one.

ABOUT: Marie Clerc: https://m-clerc.wixsite.com/artwork/blank



8) Rutina: La prohibición | Routine: prohibition, SAM, 8:15, 2020, Spain, no dial
Film category: Professional film
This film starts at: 56:20

In a dark world, devastated by lies and dominated by fear, we continue with our self-destructive routines towards extinction.

ABOUT: SAM: https://vimeo.com/conflictivos https://vimeo.com/conflictivos

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