Short

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12′

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The Family Portrait

Obiteljski portret

A poetic, dark, and somewhat humorous social observation, in which family ties and relationships are broken down and dissected to pieces.

Every family has its own set of circumstances and problems that only its members can fully understand” Daisaku Ikeda The story depicts a quiet Sunday afternoon in an aristocratic family home just before World War One. Andras and his daughter Zsófia are caught by surprise when Andras’ brother Zoltan pays a sudden visit with his numerous twelve-member family. A poetic, dark, and somewhat humorous social observation, in which family ties and relationships are broken down and dissected to pieces.

Director’s statement
The Family Portrait is a tangled tale portraying a troubled, dysfunctional family, which mirrors my interest in unconventional, fragmented story structures. This multithreaded tale unfolds in an old villa where space has as much an important role as the characters within it. It explores how can we tell stories in a spatial context, using the full potential of the space as a narrative device, a tool and the stage where the stories unfold. Besides resulting in a short film, the project will be also developed as a seven-screen synchronised animated installation for gallery and museum presentations. In its expanded form, it is meant to challenge the viewer’s participatory potential and limitations, giving them an opportunity to see not just the main storyline, but to revisit the spaces and characters that are left on the margins of the main narrative – which can rarely be accomplished in a linear narrative. It is exactly on these margins that the characters will reveal their true selves.

Director

Lea Vidaković


lea@leavidakovic.com
Director

Draško Ivezić


drasko@adriaticanimation.hr
Director

Ivan Bereš


ivan.beres@origintales.com

Country of production

Croatia

Target audience

adults, youth

Animation Technique

stop motion

Production company

Adriatic Animation Origin Tales
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CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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