Friday, April 22, 2016

Wurmloch / Wormhole

Director: Turun Anikistit
Production: Twisted Films
FI 2016
Technique: 2D computer animation, cut-out animation
Duration: 13 min
Cinema Andorra, Helsinki (Animatricks, New Finnish Animated Shorts) 22 April 2016

"Vienna 1914. Otto finds a wormhole into another dimension. It drives his mental health and relationship with Emma into ruins. Both seek help from Freud's couch."

AA: I blogged about Wurmloch at Tampere Film Festival. It's wild, it's offensive, it's taboo breaking, it's transgressive, it's provocative. For me it's interesting because of its "a hundred years ago" angle. Otto is a war invalid, not only physically (he has a wooden leg) but also psychically. Wurmloch can be seen as a vision of war psychosis. Perhaps the continuum of modern art since 1914 is an expression of a collective war psychosis.

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