World Festival of Animated Film /
3 to 8 June 2024
World Festival of Animated Film / 3 to 8 June 2024
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Masterclass Phil Mulloy

08/06 SAT 11:30 MM CENTAR

The Lifetime Achievement Award laureate gives insight into his creative process.

Born in Wallasey, England, Phil Mulloy began his artistic career studying painting at the Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication and at the Royal College of Art. He began experimenting with animation in 1998.Without inhibition, Mulloy attacked conservative sensibilities and criticized the inequality and false benevolence of contemporary lifestyles with drastic, iconoclastic images. Thanks to his love of the absurd and well-developed sense of humour, however, comic relief is never absent in his work.His very first film Eye of the Storm (1989) is a feisty manifest against existing sexual and social behaviour patterns. The six-part series Cowboys (1991–1992) earned the eccentric national and international attention. Mulloy takes the western genre one step further, showing male rival instinct and greed escalating in violence. His masterpiece The Sound of Music (1993), a shocking and provoking portrayal of the deep-seated sexual and class-based politics of a random, violent culture established him as the master of grotesque satire. In Ten Commandments (1993–1996), Mulloy pushes the principle further, combining the surreal with the social and revealing God as weak, indifferent and very fallible. The twelve-part series The Christies (2006) is a black comedy depicting the daily life of an English family, insightfully aiming at hypocrysy.