The Sunset Special - short film

animation 17min. // 2021

Premiere: Locarno Film Festival

Festival du nouveau cinéma Montreal

Athens Int. Film + Video Festival

Vilnius Film Festival 

FBW - Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll

A secluded beach location, the perfect partner, the most exclusive Hotel: It is the life of your dreams. Join an eerie trip to a luxurious place of unfulfilled desire, nostalgia and endless longing. Catch a unique glimpse through the polished facades of a world shaped by abundance and the reality distorting imagery of social media.

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Caught up in their own fantasies, the main characters wander through this tropical paradise in search of the perfect hotel. In a linear gaming-like fashion, they seem to be moved by some external force, not leaving any space for a change in course or new perspective. Conversation and behaviour are superficial as if part of a template. The perfect facades are broken open by a glitch heavy, psychedelic aesthetic, that allows a glance into what lies beyond.

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