Friday, 20.05.2016, 19:15
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal | tickets
Screened together with Socotra – Island of the Djinns.
Simon Gillard | Burkina Faso, Belgium 2014 | 18 Min. | OV w/Engl.Subs.
Among men and their actions, gross and serious, a soul is freed. It extracts itself from our world into a strange trip, a crossing through the air of this strange village in western Africa. These powerful and evocative images mingle with heady sounds, to allow us to see without limit, this daydream. Anima can best be described as an 'haptic' work, a term derived from the Greek 'aptô', which means 'to touch'. This cinematic form physically engages the viewer by appealing more to a tactile way of viewing than to mere observation. Narratives or traditional information carriers are abandoned for combinations of shots that suggest further questioning by the public. The goal of haptic film is to connect the viewer to his own sensory memory, to allow him to construct his own narrative throughout the experience.
Simon Gillard was born in the small village of Kostenets, about 50 kilometers away from the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. He was adopted at a very young age by a couple from Bretagne, France. In 2007, he cut all ties with his family and Bretagne and moved to a Roman suburb. Over the course of the next year, he found himself overpowered by the immensity of the philosophical and artistic legacy of the ancient city. Finally, he answered the calling of cinema, abandoned Rome and moved to Paris where he enrolled in a Master of Film programme. In 2009 he moved to Bruxelles to enter INSAS film school. Over the course of the next four years, in symbiosis with the edgy wildlife of the Belgian capital, he found his way and derived inspiration mostly from abandoned areas in the countryside.
- ECU, France
- FORADCAMP, Espagne
- PERUGIA SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL, Italie
- MUESTRA MAREJADA, Espagne
- FESTIVAL CINE EN LA ISLA, Colombia
- PERPETUUM IFF, Biélorussie
- FIFEQ, Quebec
- Prix Format Court, FILMER A TOUT PRIX
- Prix CBA/WIP, FILMER A TOUT PRIX
- Prix Mikeldi d'argent, ZINEBI
- Prix du jury et jury jeune, FORADCAMP