Student / Rising Stars
|CEE Animation Forum
There are an increasing number of fires breaking out in underground stations, and people begin to experience spontaneous combustions on a daily basis. Oddly enough, no one seems to care about it.
The story is set in a dystopian reality, in a region where daily cases of fires in the underground are common. People grow accustomed to this environment and the system doesn’t take any notice of the issue either. There are various posters in the stations telling people that everything is working in order, and there’s nothing to worry about. However, travelers are encouraged to stay cautious for their own safety. The plot follows the events of Eve’s journey through the underground and the stations. She’s someone who has also adapted to the changes but has also realized that this shouldn’t be the norm. She’s thinking about leaving this place behind but hasn’t made that decision yet. Although she will change her mind when things start getting even more out of control.
I wanted to capture the feeling of living in an alternate reality dictated by someone else, and being indifferent about it. The story was inspired by an experience of mine, when I was travelling on the same metro line everyday which was known to catch fire frequently because of the outdated vehicles. One day while travelling there was a faint smell of smoke and I felt a sense of panic, but other people didn't seem to care about it at all. It was like everyone got used to it by then, and I found that thought very interesting. I feel like when something is getting worse day by day, we tend to adapt to the situation, but without questioning it, and it can get out of hand. In this film I will play into this mindset.
Director and ScriptwriterVivien Csigó
Country of production
Production companyMOME Anim – Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design