So here, in no particular order, is a non-representative list of films that stuck in my mind because of their color work or simply because I liked them:
|A whole new way of creating stop motion water for AU REVOIR BALTHAZAR|
Anete Melece's ANALYSIS PARALYSIS ("Swiss High Risk" award) tells the story of a man whose head is about to explode from dealing with the many everyday decisions one has to make. At the same time he is not really able to connect with other people. What sounds like a depressing story is in fact a thoughtfully funny and refreshingly child-like colored cut-out film.
I also really liked Fela Bellotto and Etienne Kompis' HYPERTRAIN ("Swiss Youth Award") which I had a chance to see twice. Driven by an energetic soundtrack, the very short film relies on a whole array of original visual ideas revolving around the dimensionality of drawings.
|CODA by Alan Holly, 2014|
Within a "Cartoon d'Or" best-of screening I discovered the lavish colors of the beautifully lit 2D film CODA (Alan Holly, 2014) that reminded me of 1950s cartoons like MELODY (1953).
Just see for yourself:
|OBEN by Frederic Siegel|
THE BOY AND THE BEAST
|There is so much to behold that even such a detailed long shot can be glimpsed for only a few seconds.|
|Incredibly atmospheric: THE BOY AND THE BEAST|
There is a series of recurring shots of the "beast's" house including the surroundings. The camera angles are always the same but the background paintings which are based on one or more likely two slightly different layouts are completely new everytime the characters pass by as can be seen in these comparison pictures:
|Six different backgrounds based on the same camera angle/layout.|