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World Festival of Animated Film /
3 to 8 June 2019
World Festival of Animated Film / 3 to 8 June 2019
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Si So Mi / Si So Mi

Grand Competition Short Film 1

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Si So Mi / Si So Mi


Xu-Zhan Zhang

Taiwan / 2018 / 5' 12''



Projections


Monday, 03. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 19:30 h
Monday, 03. 06.,
Kinoteka, 20:00 h
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Thursday, 06. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 12:00 h


Synopsis


The line between life and death is deeply imprinted in my childhood, I remember a vivid memory of sunny days, a bucket of water almost full and a half-submerged new mouse in a cage wanting freedom, until it was exhausted and surrendered to inevitable death. The music used in this work is the German folk song Ach, wie ist’s möglich dann. In Taiwan folk culture the song was often performed at funerals, an interesting and absurd contrast to the song’s original use in the 1935 German literary film as the soundtrack for a love story. So Zhang choreographs a dance performed to this German folk song about death.

Xu-Zhan Zhang


Zhang Xu-Zhan (1988, Taipei, Taiwan) graduated from the Graduate Institute of New Media Art, Taipei National University of the Arts in 2016. He specializes in combining strange personal experiences with animation, video, and experimental films, and employs a wide range of artistic forms that demonstrate a unique handmade quality, including hand-drawn animation, paper-doll animation, multi-channel installation, expanded cinema, etc. His work revolves around the theme of personal observation of society’s absurdity and the predicament of the family’s craft, transforming all kinds of contemporary life experience into surreal, bizarre images.

 

Director

Xu-Zhan Zhang


Production

Juju Chan, Xu-Zhan Zhang


categories

Grand Competition Short Film 1