World Festival of Animated Film /
3 to 8 June 2019
World Festival of Animated Film / 3 to 8 June 2019
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Udahnut život / Imbued Life

Ivana Bošnjak Volda, Thomas Johnson Volda

Croatia / 2019 / 12' 15''


Monday, 03. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 19:30 h
Monday, 03. 06.,
Kinoteka, 20:00 h
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Thursday, 06. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 12:00 h
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Saturday, 08. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 12:00 h


Imbued Life is a film about a young woman's connection with the life force of nature. She uses her talent for taxidermy to “return” the animals to their natural habitat. However, the true search for the answers begins when she starts finding a roll of undeveloped film in each of the animals she treats. Her obsession drives her to seek the explanation of the connection she feels, haunting her dreams, as well as her waking moments.

Ivana Bošnjak Volda

Ivana Bošnjak Volda (1983) graduated from the Graphics Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and Animation at the University in Volda, Norway. Her graduation film Crossed Sild, made in collaboration with Lea Vidaković, has been screened and awarded at many international festivals. With her partner Thomas Johnson Volda she made two puppet films, Simulacra (2014) and Imbued Life (2019), produced by Bonobostudio and screened at many international festivals, garnering several awards. Ivana has professionally taken part in different stop-motion projects across Europe and held animation workshops for children and students.


Thomas Johnson Volda

Thomas Johnson Volda (Bath, England, 1984) graduated in Time Based Media from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, and at the New Media Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Thomas has co-directed two stop-animation short films together with his partner Ivana Bošnjak, Simulacra (2014) and Imbued Life (2019), with Bonobostudio. The films have been screened at many festivals, and have received several acclaimed awards. Thomas is a multi-disciplinary artist whose works often connect animation and performance arts. He has staged puppet plays at many international festivals and galleries across Europe.



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