Animation enthusiasts are recommended to watch Fear(s) of the Dark
, a French film in which the best of today’s illustrators and comic-strip artists take out their imagination on the theme of fear. The film, which is at times definitely frightening, combines the features of anime and horror, and exposes fear as it is in abstract, black-and-white forms and shapes. Edison and Leo
, a stop-motion animated Canadian feature tells the story of a far from average family in a bizarre, gothic and surreal tale, where motifs of love, theft, and revenge become intertwined. 5 Centimeters per Second
is a Japanese anime centred around emotions: it depicts human relationships through a highly elaborated visuality and with great sensibility.
Those who like documentaries might be interested in James Marsh’s Man on Wire
, which reveals the careful planning and difficult circumstances surrounding Philippe Petit’s incroyable – and totally illegal – trip between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. The film presenting „the greatest artistic crime of the centiry” won the Academy Award for Best Documetary in 2009. Another multiple award-winner film of the Documetary
section will be Up the Yangtze
, which shows how the building of Three Gorges Dam, a symbol of China’s economical growth, affects the life of everyday people.
Music fans will most probably indulge in the program of the Music for All
section, which offers insight into the life of the most extraordianary musicians and the most curious musical scenes. Berling Calling
, a film starring Paul Kalkbrenner, the internationally renowned DJ, reveals Berlin’s musical underground, while Largo
gives a remarkably authentic feel of Mark Flanagan’s famous Los Angeles club.
Most of the films to be presented at Titanic can only be seen in during the festival’s 11 days, so it would be better not to miss them.
The complete program and detailed descriptions of the films can be found at www.titanicfilmfest.hu