In zoos, animals are caged in isolated environments; in Basim Magdy's world, they express themselves freely through emojis, GIFs and text messages. In this curious mix of meme culture and analogue film textures, we begin to recognise ourselves in their behaviour and actions – but they look back at us and call us the 'ugly faces'.

Screens before Tenzo, also see M.A.G.N.E.T.

Filmmaker
Basim Magdy
Country
Switzerland, France
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
14’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Basim Magdy
Sales
Basim Magdy
Writer
Basim Magdy
Cinematography
Basim Magdy
Editor
Basim Magdy
Sound Design
Basim Magdy