Arbor Inversus / Arbor Inversus
Nikolina ŽabčićCroatia / 2020 / 3' 39''
Cinema SC, 13:00 h
Arbor Inversus is a story about a giant called Tantos, a creature of changing physical forms which, from two opposite points of view, has two roles – the good guy and the bad guy. One night, watching the planet Earth, Tantos feels an approaching danger. He decides to do everything he can to save the earthlings. He changes into liquid form and descends down to Earth. By taking a human shape, his sinewy hands take one house after another and place them into the giant’s belly. As the new day awakes, Tantos retreats and climbs back to his planet, Arbor Inversus. Very quickly afterwards, his sense of looming danger comes true.
Nikolina Žabčić (1993, Zagreb) is a first-year MA student of animation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. A winner of two Rector’s Awards: in 2018/2019 for large-scale artistic team work on Gustav Mahler’s opera, and in 2020 for group work on the project ‘150th Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi’. So far she took part at many group exhibitions, including Cash&Carry at HDLU, Pasionska baština at the Šira Gallery and a group exhibition of drawings and paintings as part of the Festival of World Literature at the Josip Račić Gallery, as well as three solo exhibitions. In addition to studying, she is particularly active in the field of illustration.
Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb (ALU)
categoriesCROATIAN FILMS COMPETITION 1