Opera / Opera
Erick OhSouth Korea, United States / 2020 / 8' 50''
Tuesday, 29. 09.,
Kino SC, 20:00 h
Friday, 02. 10.,
Theatre &TD, 18:30 h
Opera can be described as a contemporary animated edition of the Renaissance fresco paintings. Driven by the spirits of Bosch, Michelangelo, Botticelli and others, Erick portrays, in his own signature whimsical and surreal way, our human society and history, filled with beauty and absurdity. This epic reflection on human life aims to excite in the audience a range of in-depth emotions; it is hopeful, funny, thoughtful, yet scary and sad. Operais not only a living piece of art but an invitation to question the mechanisms of our society and behaviours.
Erick Oh is a Korean filmmaker/animator based in California, USA. His independent films have been screened and awarded at numerous international film festivals, including Annie Awards, Annecy, Hiroshima, Zagreb, SIGGRAPH, Anima Mundi, and more. After receiving his BFA from Fine Art Department at Seoul National University and his MFA from UCLA’s film program, Erick worked at Pixar Animation Studios from 2010 to 2016 as an animator, working on Oscar-winning films like Inside Out and Finding Dory. He joined Tonko House to direct PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems, which was nominated at the Annie Awards 2018 and won the Cristal Award at the Annecy Animation Festival.
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categoriesGrand Competition Short Film 2