Solar Walk
Solar Walk
Roundabout
Roundabout
Pedestrian Pastry
Pedestrian Pastry

Animation NOW! Invert – Characters 

Animation NOW!

This stunning and immersive programme takes us on an animated journey inside the rich mental states of unique characters.

Aug 11

Academy Cinemas

74 minutes
M
Offensive language, nudity & content that may disturb

The power of animation is at its peak when deployed in the name of bizarre characters and uncommon souls. Animation can physicalise inner lives in a way that mere words or story arcs have no hope of emulating. To take what is inside a character’s mind and mould it into form, colour and motion brings a unique dimension to whatever a film has to say.

This programme begins with Reruns, the last film made by Rosto, one of the true masters of the medium, who passed away earlier this year after a brief battle with cancer. His passing deprives the world of a true animation maestro. Rosto had a feature in development with his producers, Autour de Minuit, and we can only wonder what would have been.

The fourth in a quartet of films which traverse the immersive, mental cartography of a world that formed in Rosto’s dreams over a period of years, Reruns was the original spark for InvertCharacters.

Other highlights include Herman Brown Is Feeling Down, a vivid and immersive study of anxiety, animated using ink on film; the very strange Turbine, a showcase of intricate line work and surreal imagery; and Roundabout, a darkly comic exploration of the birth–death cycle.

Reruns 2018

Director

14 minutes

A visceral trip through a sunken maze of memories, dreams and constructed visions.

Where’s the Butter, Betty 2018

Director

Elsewhere

UK
3 minutes

The bloody butter is around here somewhere, Betty, it has to be.

Herman Brown is Feeling Down 2018

Director

UK
6 minutes

Herman Brown has every reason to be happy. Herman Brown has every reason to be unhappy. How to decide?

Turbine 2018

Director

Elsewhere

8 minutes

Arriving home, a wife discovers that her husband’s face has been replaced by an airplane turbine and he’s fallen in love with their kitchen.

Roundabout 2018

Director

USA
7 minutes

A darkly comic reminder that life is really just driving around in circles until your particular record comes to a stop.

Long Meg and Her Daughters 2018

Director

USA
3 minutes

In a strange, faraway land, Long Meg contemplates nature and all its wondrous mutations and oddities.

Bavure 2018

Director

4 minutes

The evolution of a human being, from his creation to his awareness of the mysteries of the universe, portrayed in thick oil paint

Pedestrian Pastry 2017

Director

3 minutes

They are pedestrians and they should not – they must not – lose their hats.

Solar Walk 2018

Director

Elsewhere

21 minutes

A post-imagination tour de force following a journey through a landscape of softly unfolding hallucinogenic change.