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World Festival of Animated Film /
short film edition 3 - 8 June 2014
World Festival of Animated Film / short film edition 3 - 8 June 2014
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Gloria Victoria / Gloria Victoria

Grand Competition 3

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Gloria Victoria / Gloria Victoria


Theodore Ushev

Canada / 2013 / 7' 0''



Projections


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Wednesday, 04. 06.,
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 22:00 h
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Thursday, 05. 06.,
Europa Cinema, 20:00 h


Synopsis


Gloria Victoria unfolds on the still-smouldering rubble of the furious 20th century, propelled by the exalting “invasion” theme from Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony (No. 7). Resembling a military march with bolero overtones, the music sweeps over imagery of combat fronts and massacres, leading us from Dresden to Guernica, from the Spanish Civil War to Star Wars. Through a multitude of quotations, allusions and references, Theodore Ushev orchestrates a thundering nightmare in the name of peace.

Theodore Ushev


Theodore Ushev (1968, Kyustendil, Bulgaria) graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia and began his career as a poster artist in his native country. In 1999 he settled in Montreal, where he quickly acquired a reputation as a prolific and talented animator owing to such films as The Man Who Waited (2006) and Tzaritza (2006). In 2006, he began work on an acclaimed trilogy on the relationship between art and power: Tower Bawher (2006), Drux Flux (2008) and Gloria Victoria (2013). His acclaimed shorts include Lipsett Diaries (2010), his best-known film and a 16-time award winner, Nightingales in December (2011) and Apart (2012).

 

Director

Theodore Ushev


Production

National Film Board of Canada, Copperheart Entertainment


Sound

Olivier Calvert


Music

Dmitri Shostakovich


categories

Grand Competition 3