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Post-apocalyptic animation

Regissør: Simone Hooymans

WARNING / Can a hand-painted animated film convey the turmoil of a notified climate collapse?


In short animation Breed painter Simone Hooymans produce disturbing images. Skyscrapers and entire metropolises are raging and sinking into the ocean like the new Atlantis, while another undulating ocean is populated with torn hands sticking out. There is much symbolism in the many outstretched palms and clenched fists: The fist as a fighting symbol is accompanied by the gentler outstretched hand.

Ras inevitably makes us think of the climate crisis, but it also provokes an inner turmoil.

The sinking of both nature and civilizations forms the framework around these symbols. The message is to be found in the interpretation. The Northern Lights in purple and magenta can be interpreted as a cool, transparent allegory for purgatory. A darker, desolate sequence. . .

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Ellen Lande
Lande is a film writer and director and a regular writer for Ny Tid.

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