It's Such a Beautiful Day / It's Such a Beautiful Day
Don HertzfeldtUnited States / 2012 / 62' 0''
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol (Hall 3), 22:00 h
Europa Cinema, 22:00 h
Cult animator and Academy Award nominee Don Hertzfeldt has seamlessly combined his three short films about a troubled man named Bill (Everything will be OK, 2006; I Am So Proud of You, 2008; andIt's Such a Beautiful Day, 2011), into a darkly comedic, beautiful new feature film. It's Such a Beautiful Day, the new feature film, brings Bill's entire story together for the first time, re-mastered with additional new material. All three chapters of the story were captured entirely in-camera on an antique 35mm animation stand. Built in the 1940s, it is one of the last surviving cameras of its kind still operating in America, and was indispensable in the creation of the films' unique visual effects and experimental images.
Don Hertzfeldt (1976) is an Academy Award nominee whose popular animated films have been featured at over a thousand film festivals and venues around the world. He received a BA in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara in 1998, where he produced his first four animated films: Ah L’Amour (1995), Genre (1996), Lily and Jim (1997) and Billy’s Balloon (1998), the latter receiving a nomination for the Palm D’Or at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. His following film, Rejected (2000), was nominated for an Oscar in 2001, and films The Meaning of Life (2005), Everything Will Be OK (2006), I Am So Proud of You (2008) attracted large audiences. Since 1995 his cartoons have collectively received over 150 international awards.
Brian Hamblin, Don Hertzfeldt