A secluded house in the countryside. And in it? A family cocktail of love, care, shared history and all kinds of gadgets and unfinished things. Or a space for living out the rest of one’s life peacefully. This simple documentary stop-motion animation pays tribute to the author’s parents and the things they left here. The director finds life and a special kind of beauty in them.
Tireless Czech experimenter Vojtěch Domlátil, who focuses on nature and movement through the landscape, presents this black and white (or rather white and black) morning impression that he likes to call “a breathing meditation in the form of a fully linear animation”. We watch undefined and minimalist and yet familiar spectacles accompanied by everyday morning sounds.
A collection of audio-visual Haiku poems. Stop-motion poetry, oscillating between animation, documentary and experiment. Transforming Haiku poetry based on 5-7-5 syllables to the audio-visual form using a 5-7-5 second shot structure. The author made the film during a two-month art residency in Japan and uses typical local motifs, which he often puts in unusual contexts.
In his storyless film, Vojtěch Domlátil focuses on various patterns that surround us and that we repeatedly encounter but we do not pay any attention to them. A real physical feeling from the used materials is supplemented by corresponding sounds and, as the author says, “is built upon perfect patterns.” Tenderness, weakness and kitsch. Life in twelve frames per second.
An observer, who clears his mind and constrains his resources to work only with time and motion in space, can not only find pixilation rapture, but what’s more, if he connects to the wave, his journey will consume him in his entirety. And everything plays its part – waving of the grass, clouds, hills and valley, sunlight and also ourselves. A non-narrative pixilation of the Czech landscape.
The kitchen of a forgetful grandma comes to life when she is not around. Saltshaker, Sugarbowl and the rest are set to fix what she's accidentally forgotten. Will their plans be foiled by the feared rapper Tartar, hiding in the fridge? The pilot for a never realised series.
When a girl comes home from school, her mother serves ‘Chinese’ soup. This routine and unappetising dinner turns into a thrilling story revealing the life hidden underneath the package. This fresh student miniature exploring creative childhood fantasy is superbly animated and some of its details allude to certain social issues.