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Jury Programme: Jonas Odell – Short Films

Lies

Jonas Odell | Sweden | 2008 | 13 min

Triptych Lies includes three stories, each one with a different visual style. The film is based on real conversations with a criminal posing as an accountant, a man who stole money from his mother when he was young, and a woman addicted to drugs. Each one of them “confesses” to others and especially to themselves.

Lies

Fr 10/5/2019
18.30-19.45
Světozor Cinema

Sa 11/5/2019
20.00-21.15
Aurora Cinema

Never Like the First Time!

Jonas Odell | Sweden | 2005 | 15 min

Also in this film, Jonas Odell uses the testimonies of actual people, this time focusing on four stories of their “firsts”. He visualises the testimonies with different animation styles depending on the context, the spirit of the era and the tone of each one of them – factual, embarrassing, horrifying and even nostalgic.

Never Like the First Time!

Fr 10/5/2019
18.30-19.45
Světozor Cinema

Sa 11/5/2019
20.00-21.15
Aurora Cinema

Revolver

Lars Ohlson, Stig Bergqvist, Martti Ekstrand, Jonas Odell | Sweden | 1993 | 6 min

This award-winning film was the turning point in the history of Odell’s studio Filmtecknarna that he founded with his colleagues in 1981. Revolver works with several animated loops representing the cycle of time and repetitions by using a hypnotic melody of a music box, surreal images and the rhythm of human breathing.

Revolver

Fr 10/5/2019
18.30-19.45
Světozor Cinema

Sa 11/5/2019
20.00-21.15
Aurora Cinema

I Was a Winner

Jonas Odell | Sweden | 2016 | 14 min | SV | EN titulky

For this film thematising addiction to computer games, Jonas Odell choose a fitting artistic style: the voices of a girl who succumbed to addiction alongside her boyfriend, a young father and a schoolboy speak through avatars reminiscent of characters from popular RPG games.

I Was a Winner

Fr 10/5/2019
18.30-19.45
Světozor Cinema

Sa 11/5/2019
20.00-21.15
Aurora Cinema

Family and Friends

Jonas Odell | Sweden | 2002 | 12 min

Stories in which the author remembers unique personalities from his closest surroundings deal with trivialities from their everyday lives thanks to which these people left an indelible mark on the author’s life. How do we remember our close friends and relatives from our childhood and what are or were they like in reality?

Family and Friends

Fr 10/5/2019
18.30-19.45
Světozor Cinema

Sa 11/5/2019
20.00-21.15
Aurora Cinema

Tussilago

Jonas Odell | Sweden | 2010 | 15 min

Young and reckless Swede A. falls in love with a German terrorist, gets involved in a bank robbery, plans to kidnap a Swedish politician and ruins her life. Combined with the content, the film’s amazing visual style supported by techniques such as rotoscopy, cut-out animation and live footage results in a very powerful drama.

Tussilago

Fr 10/5/2019
18.30-19.45
Světozor Cinema

Sa 11/5/2019
20.00-21.15
Aurora Cinema