|Max Andersson's TITO ON ICE at VIFF|
|Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Max Andersson||23 Sep 2013 12:48 PM|
Only heightening their journey's surreal nature are the astonishing stop-motion animation sequences conceived by Andersson (who shares directing credit with Helena Ahonen). Dramatically shot in 8mm and featuring dozens of sets handcrafted from refuse, these fantastical interludes offer a cracked-mirror reflection of a real world in which recognizable borders-on both maps and in art-have fallen. Furthermore, they pay tribute to the scrappy DIY spirit that inspires individuals to pull themselves from the wreckage and strive to create spaces for art to happen, simply because it's something that needs to happen. Guided by a propulsive soundtrack of Balkan new wave and punk, Tito on Ice is a freewheeling exploration of the enduring power of icons and the importance of identity, be it national or personal.
Showtimes are as follows!
Sep 27 07:00 pm
Oct 06 08:45 pm
Oct 08 04:45 pm