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World Festival of Animated Film /
short film edition 3 - 8 June 2014
World Festival of Animated Film / short film edition 3 - 8 June 2014
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Gloria Victoria / Gloria Victoria

Grand Competition 3

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Gloria Victoria / Gloria Victoria


Theodore Ushev

Canada / 2013 / 7' 0''



Projections


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Wednesday, 04. 06.,
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 22:00 h
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Thursday, 05. 06.,
Europa Cinema, 20:00 h


Synopsis


Gloria Victoria unfolds on the still-smouldering rubble of the furious 20th century, propelled by the exalting “invasion” theme from Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony (No. 7). Resembling a military march with bolero overtones, the music sweeps over imagery of combat fronts and massacres, leading us from Dresden to Guernica, from the Spanish Civil War to Star Wars. Through a multitude of quotations, allusions and references, Theodore Ushev orchestrates a thundering nightmare in the name of peace.

Theodore Ushev


Born in Kyustendil, Bulgaria, Theodore Ushev first made a name for himself as a poster artist in his native country before settling in Montreal in 1999. In Montreal, Ushev worked in the multimedia industry and then found fruitful creative soil at the National Film Board of Canada, where he has made more than 10 films to date, including Lipsett Diaries (2010), about the tortured life and art of the acclaimed experimental filmmaker, and the Academy Award-nominated short Blind Vaysha (2016). Ushev’s films have won more than 150 awards and mentions and have screened in many retrospectives.

 

Director

Theodore Ushev


Production

National Film Board of Canada, Copperheart Entertainment


Sound

Olivier Calvert


Music

Dmitri Shostakovich


categories

Grand Competition 3