Student / Rising Stars

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7′

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Touch of Light

Dotyk svetla

Alice doesn’t want to let sadness into her soul, but the shadows of memories overpower her and take her back to the moment she has been trying to run from.

Alice is a teenager shaken by an experience she tries to forget. She doesn't leave her room and busies herself with her studies. But the sadness is insistent. It begins to surround her. The shadows that gather around her take terrifying shapes. Suddenly they come to life. Alice is faced with a challenge that cannot be ignored - she must confront the haunting memories. She is transported to a veterinary clinic. On the surgical table lies her faithful canine friend. He fixes his eyes on her, looking to her for support while the doctor puts him out of his misery with an injection. Alice must find the strength to go through the whole experience all over again, to come to terms with the inevitability with which we are born into this world. Suddenly, the shadows of sadness are transformed into the light of joyful memories.

Director’s statement
Our creative team is comprised of screenwriting and animation students. When searching for a theme, we shared a common experience of dealing with the loss of a loved being. For all of us it was challenging to face the disappearance of a source of light in our days. Memories were a momentary comfort, but the confrontation with reality was even more painful. We would like to convey to our young audience the experience that embracing grief is a natural way to let the light softly touch our wounded soul again.

Scriptwriter

Marek Moravčík


mmoravcik1@vsmu.sk

Country of production

Slovakia

Target audience

young adults

Animation Technique

drawing

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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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