If one thinks back for example to the Kinetoscope, it becomes clear that animated film is older than cinema itself, and yet it embodies the essence of the art form in the way it creates movement from stasis and brings things to life via projection onto a surface. Although sceptics have often accused it of not representing “reality”, and therefore being somehow less than “true cinema”, it is precisely this abstraction that enables animated film to address the fundamental dilemmas of our existence. The freedom to compose illustrations at will means there are no limits to the form the former can take. Thus, animated film devotes itself to questions concerning the nature of our surroundings, our collective existence, to investigations into movement in general, while depicting that which the film camera can never capture.
online: interfilm.de/sooner (Nov 30 - Dec 06)
Louis Möhrle / Amélie Cochet // Switzerland // 2019 // 06:10 min
A building in which the neighbours only run into one another when taking out the trash. The collection of rubbish sacks in the courtyard threatens to become overwhelming, as the contact between residents sours even further.