Best of the World
We try to enrich ourselves through prayer, faith and devotion to someone or something ‘other’. Similarly, we believe in the existence of ‘anomalies’, such as unknowable and uncontrollable monsters. But can such beliefs advance us?
A child soldier and a child ninja are talking about their differences and what they have in common.
The following images were sourced over the years from a recycling zone in the outskirts of Beijing. This archive of more than half a million 35mm colour film negatives is a photographic portrait of the capital and the life of its inhabitants over the last thirty years. 3000 photos were selected to create this animation.
Kanada, 2013, dcp, 11:15
A common social gaffe – forgetting somebody’s name – is used as the starting point for a mind-bending romp through the unconscious. Inspired by the classic TV game show Password, the film features a wealth of animated celebrity guests who try (and try, and try) to prompt Charles to remember the name. Finally, he realizes he will simply have to surrender himself to his predicament.
A frog eats a grasshopper, a stork eats the frog, a crocodile eats the stork and the crocodile ends up as a pair of boots which a biker is wearing when a grasshopper flies into his face…
ZDA, 2012, hd, 12:46
A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.
Španija, 2013, dcp, 5:11
I told him I was a filmmaker... and nothing has changed. Amid these landscapes traipses the soul, at times certain, at others uncertain of its own existence, while the body is and is and is and has no place of its own.
ZDA, 2013, hd, 10:58
A girl journeys through a vibrant, pulsing, macrocosmic landscape, but a precipitous incident compels her to venture up a mountain in an attempt to save herself.