Friday, March 11, 2016

Wurmloch / Madonreikä / Wormhole

Turun Anikistit | Finland 2016 | Animation | 13 min
PC: Twisted Films. P: Jupe Louhelainen, Kimmo Sillanmikko. D+SC: Turun Anikistit. AN: Antti Laakso, Joni Männistö, Samppa Kukkonen. S: Tero-Petri Suovanen. ED: Petri Erkkilä. M: Tero-Petri Suovanen.
    Originalfassung auf Deutsch.
    Contact: Twisted Films,
    Tampere Film Festival (TFF), National Competition 8
    11+12 March, 2016, Plevna 2 and 5

TFF: "Vienna 1914. Otto finds a wormhole into another dimension. It drives his mental health and relationship into ruins. While Otto seeks counseling from Freud, his girlfriend Emma also finds comfort on Freud’s couch."

AA: An anarchistic and often infantile animation in German putting through a brightly visualized blender clichés of Vienna on the eve of WWII: cavalry, cafés, waltzes, psychoanalysis. It's pornographic, it's scatological, it quotes Edgar Allan Poe's The Conqueror Worm. There is a sweet lady, her officer suitor, and Sigmund Freud in person. There is no shortage of phallic symbols or Verschiebungen. In the center of it all is a Wurmloch which in the end devours everything in a film full of anticipations of the Great War.

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