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I Late Night Lab I

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In animation screenings, the order usually starts from the more narrative film specimens and progresses to more experimental, non-linear examples of filmmaking. We decided to do the reverse.

Fine, experimental animation films, filled with tension and observation in the grand scheme of things, give way to intimate, personal character portraits until we reach a person’s own mind. They transport us from Mexico to the big screen, they multiply personal universes when necessary, they invite us to dance, and they disrupt the balance between the big and the small. Sometimes, it’s better to think about, judge, and enjoy things without any prerequisites.

Animistica

Director: Nikki Schuster

Austria

Year: 2018

Film duration: 00:07

The viewer awakens as if inside a restless dream, transformed into a strange vermin. The camera assumes the perspective of an insect burrowing through the dark, crumbling underground, kindred to the community of beetles swarming under the idyllic, green façade of the lawn in David Lynch´s famous opening sequence of Blue Velvet. However, this is no straightforward soil.

tx-reverse

Director: Martin Reinhart

Austria

Year: 2019

Film duration: 00:05

Welcome to a 360-degree-panorama recording of a movie theatre, Babylon cinema in Berlin, filled with viewers. By means of the tx-transform technique, which Martin Reinhart developed more than twenty years ago, the space and time axes of a recording are interchanged. The frame, if there is one in the digital world, shows the complete length in terms of time of each recording, but only a fraction of the space. It is thus precisely the opposite of what we are accustomed to – where all is completely logical and entirely subordinate to the well-known laws of physics. But what does that look like?

Violent Equations

Director: Antonis Doussias

Greece

Year: 2019

Film duration: 00:05

Dare not to be different. A totalitarian society forces unequal things to become equal. Ignorance creates fear, and envy brings violence. The average person's feeble mentality rules by any means. This film is inspired by the art of Costis Georgiou.

Tango of Longing

Director: Marta Szymańska

Poland

Year: 2018

Film duration: 00:05

Tango is so much more than just desire; it can reveal our most intimate stories, innermost longings and needs, and our secrets. Is it possible to find satisfaction and relief in this dance of constant longing?

Entropia

Director: Flóra Anna Buda

Hungary

Year: 2019

Film duration: 00:11

English

Acontainer of three parallel universes where three girls are living in different circumstances. One of them represents the animalistic side of human nature, one of them is a consumer filled with her own frustrations, and the third is living in a futuristic room where she has to run to keep the system working. Suddenly a fly flies over the three universes and creates a bug in the system. Because of that bug, the three universes start collapsing and the girls are able to move towards each other.

I Wait for the Night

Director: Arthur Chaumay

France

Year: 2018

Film duration: 00:06

French

A discussion between two boys on the shores of an abandoned lake will force one of them to face his inner demons.

Ovule

Director: Natalia Durszewicz

Poland

Year: 2019

Film duration: 00:04

Polish

This film focuses on the story of a woman whose fears and obsessions are taking over her everyday routine, transforming her life into an all-embracing jungle. It symbolizes struggles with personality disorders while being in a relationship. It's a visual analysis of separation anxiety disorder that occurs mostly in childhood but can also appear later. When the woman is left alone for a longer period of time than usual, her paranoia grows. She becomes suspicious, insanely jealous and fearful. This leads to the creation of a new reality, much more vibrant and colourful than her everyday life. It shows how subconsciousness can be dangerous and unpredictable; fierceness exists in the deep, mysterious jungle.

Mind my Mind

Director: Floor Adams

Netherlands

Year: 2019

Film duration: 00:30

English

When relying on social scripts to survive the social world, it’s not easy to go off-script. Especially if you’re obsessed with German dive bombers and just want to date a girl.