Maximalism in the extreme. Films, performances and an installation bring together different disciplines in a swirling mash-up of contemporary pop culture.
Films in ‘Maximum Overdrive’
Night Is Short, Walk On GirlYuasa Masaaki IFFR 2018 93′
Forget the anime you know. This hallucinatory trip through Kyoto’s nightlife surprises frame by frame with sparkling, colourful, constantly changing animation styles. Will shy Senpai manages to declare his love to Otome the unstoppable party animal? An animation like no other.
Swedish Candy, Some Violence and a Bit of CatEster Martin Bergsmark IFFR 2018 45′
Sugary clash and merging of violence and love, old and new, Tarzan and Jane. Above all an incitement to transgress the boundaries between all these binaries.
WijRene Eller IFFR 2018 100′
In a village on the Dutch-Belgian border a group of teens pull stupid pranks, have sex and seek excitement. However, during the summer that started so languorously, the initially playful messing about turns into prostitution, power dynamics and blackmail. An intense event forces sometimes painful introspection upon the group in this modern coming-of-age drama.
The Eyeslicervarious directors | The Eyeslicer IFFR 2018 535′
The Eyeslicer slams into your eyeballs leaving you lacerated, confused and somewhat troubled with a non-hierarchic, yet heavily curated collection of animation, video art, advertising, music videos and anything else that qualifies as a moving image. A variety TV show by the latest generation of American indie filmmakers.