Program - VR Films

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VR Films

You will have a chance to see the VR projects in competition at the Chateau’s Redern Wing. The Brainz VR Cinema will show 15 competing films and projects. You can also look forward to something brand new this year (for a limited audience, though) – a participative live performance of The Severence Theory: Welcome to Respite entirely in VR with actors joining the audience in Liberec from the US. Two times only.

Samsara

Hsin-chien Huang | Taiwan | 2021 | 21 min

The end of Planet Earth is nigh. But before that, the viewers will go through several transformations – they’ll become a child, an aggressor, a refugee and an astronaut leaving the devastated planet. However, after leaving Earth, the endless cycle of misery and reincarnation continues and the viewers’ hands change beyond recognition. What would the world look like if there was no end to suffering?

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Samsara

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
Zámek - Brainz VR Cinema

Tue-Wed 10-11/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Wed 11/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Thu 12/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Thu 12/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Fri 13/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Fri 13/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Sat 14/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Sat 14/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Sun 15/5/2022
13.00-16.00
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Sun 15/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Glimpse

Benjamin Cleary, Michael O’Connor | United Kingdom, France, Ireland | 2021 | 22 min

Herbie is a talented illustrator. His artistic world full of pandas welcomes another artist – the musician Rice, a doe. Together, they enjoy the most amazing moments until suddenly everything goes wrong. Herbie takes us on an immersive ride through his memories, desires and pain inflicted by the breakup with his beloved Rice.

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Glimpse

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
Zámek - Brainz VR Cinema

Tue-Wed 10-11/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Wed 11/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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13.00-18.00
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Thu 12/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Fri 13/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Fri 13/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Sat 14/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Sat 14/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Sun 15/5/2022
13.00-16.00
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Goliath

May Abdalla, Barry Gene Murphy | United Kingdom, France | 2021 | 25 min

What’s it like to live with schizophrenia? This acclaimed interactive VR documentary slowly reveals the problems of the protagonist Goliath, a man who has become addicted to online gaming and developed schizophrenia. Passages from films and games blend in a pixilated artistic stylisation. Will the games help Goliath find a way from illusions to the real world?

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Goliath

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
Zámek - Brainz VR Cinema

Tue-Wed 10-11/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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09.00-12.00
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13.00-18.00
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13.00-18.00
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Sat 14/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Sun 15/5/2022
13.00-16.00
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Sun 15/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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The Severence Theory: Welcome to Respite

Lyndsie Scoggin | United States | 2021 | 60 min

This unique project introduces a popular new genre on the VR scene – virtual reality theatre. Join two actors and immerse yourselves in the story of Alex, who faces some of the most difficult moments in their life – they suffer from a dissociative identity disorder. The viewer can take on the lead role of Alex or be a mere observer.

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The Severence Theory: Welcome to Respite

Wed-Thu 11-12/5/2022
19.00-20.00
Zámek - Brainz VR Cinema

Kusunda

Felix Gaedtke, Gayatri Parameswaran | Germany, Nepal, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan | 2021 | 23 min

A Nepalese mountain community has only two surviving members – Lil Bahadur and his granddaughter Hima. Their family line is slowly dying out, as is their language. In this interactive animated documentary, viewers record their memories of life in the community, but primarily try to save their dying language with these recordings – using their own voices.

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Kusunda

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
Zámek - Brainz VR Cinema

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13.00-18.00
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13.00-18.00
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Sat 14/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Sat 14/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Sun 15/5/2022
13.00-16.00
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Biolum

Abel Kohen | France, Germany | 2021 | 25 min

At first glance, it seems this will be a rather routine submarine quest. The viewer dives into the depths of the ocean accompanied only by a colleague through a headset. Soon enough, the depths start revealing their secrets, combining terror with lethargic beauty. Is the light at the end of the tunnel really salvation or will it bring doom?

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Biolum

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
Zámek - Brainz VR Cinema

Tue-Wed 10-11/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Sat 14/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Sat 14/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Sun 15/5/2022
13.00-16.00
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Sun 15/5/2022
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Namoo

Erick Oh | South Korea | 2021 | 12 min

In Korean, ‘namoo’ means tree. The life story of a rather ordinary man takes place around a tree. The tree is a metaphor of the human memory and heart. As time flows, the man’s tree changes and all his decisions are reflected upon it. But what happens when the crown can no longer hold the weight of being?

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Namoo

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
Zámek - Brainz VR Cinema

Tue-Wed 10-11/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Sat 14/5/2022
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Sun 15/5/2022
13.00-16.00
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Strands of Mind

Adrian Meyer | Germany | 2021 | 11 min

Nighttime. In the darkness, we can only make out the silhouettes of several patulous trees. Their crowns intertwine and create an arch. In the centre of it all is a big, cracked tree. One more step and it will happen. We fall below, into another world, into the depths of the matrix of the human mind and soul. This experimental VR film with elaborate digital effects carries the viewers on the waves of high and low tides along the strands of a mysterious mind.

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Strands of Mind

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
Zámek - Brainz VR Cinema

Tue-Wed 10-11/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Wed 11/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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13.00-18.00
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Sat 14/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Sat 14/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Sun 15/5/2022
13.00-16.00
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Sun 15/5/2022
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The Sick Rose

Zhi-Zhong Tang, Yun-Hsien Huang | Taiwan | 2021 | 17 min

The whole country is consumed by a pandemic. A little girl is sad that her mother must go to the hospital every day and care for the sick. One day, the girl gets angry and drives her mother away. After a while, she starts to regret it and sets out to find her mother, carrying a magical rose. Her journey is full of the darkest challenges.

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The Sick Rose

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
Zámek - Brainz VR Cinema

Tue-Wed 10-11/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Wed 11/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Thu 12/5/2022
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Fri 13/5/2022
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Sat 14/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Sat 14/5/2022
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Sun 15/5/2022
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Madrid Noir

James A. Castillo | France | 2021 | 42 min

After many years, Lola returns to the apartment where she once lived with her uncle, who is now deceased. In the apartment, memories come flooding back. Every night, her uncle would leave the apartment and Lola was convinced he was a criminal. In this thrilling noir story, the viewers join Lola on a detective quest where nothing is as it seems.

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Madrid Noir

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
Zámek - Brainz VR Cinema

Tue-Wed 10-11/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Wed 11/5/2022
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Fri 13/5/2022
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Sat 14/5/2022
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Sun 15/5/2022
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Dagon by H. P. Lovecroft

Hubert Mróz | Poland | 2021 | 35 min

Dream, horror, Dada and a scary monster. This VR adaptation of a story by H. P. Lovecraft sends the viewers to the sea where one day something unexpected and strange happens. All the water disappears and with the help of diary entries, the viewers search the dry seabed looking for the secrets behind this mystery.

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Dagon by H. P. Lovecroft

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
Zámek - Brainz VR Cinema

Tue-Wed 10-11/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Wed 11/5/2022
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They Dream in My Bones (Insemnopedy II)

Faye Formisano | France | 2021 | 17 min

What would the world look like if dreams were saved in our bones? What if we used to be a man, a woman and a bacterium? In this experimental black-and-white mockumentary, the viewers retrace the steps of Roderick Norman, who can extract dreams from our DNA.  For her visual essay, director Faye Formisano drew inspiration – among other things – from Virgina Woolf’s novel Orlando.

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They Dream in My Bones (Insemnopedy II)

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Limbotopia

Wen-Yee Hsieh | Taiwan | 2021 | 25 min

In this surrealist 360° ride, the viewers drift through the space between the conscious and the unconscious mind, dream and reality. A collage of lights in the distance blends with non-traditional architectonic wonders dominating the space and letting the imagination transform the space into a whole new world. A psychedelic, yet peaceful probe of the human mind.

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Limbotopia

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
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Tue-Wed 10-11/5/2022
13.00-18.00
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Marco and Polo Go Round

Benjamin Steiger Levine | Canada, Belgium | 2021 | 12 min

It may come across as Marco Polo’s journey around the world. But it is, in fact, a Dadaist VR romance in which partners Marco and Polo explore their collapsing relationship. When logic fails in argumentation, their world starts turning upside down. Literally.

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Marco and Polo Go Round

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
Zámek - Brainz VR Cinema

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13.00-18.00
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Rebels

Federico Moreno Breser | Argentina | 2021 | 10 min

Dystopias come in many forms. In most cases, the citizens aren’t allowed to express themselves against the ruling regime in any way. In this one, however, there’s another special restriction – they aren’t allowed to sing or make music. Luckily, there’s a group of young rebels who aren’t bothered by it.

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Rebels

Tue 10/5/2022
09.00-12.00
Zámek - Brainz VR Cinema

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13.00-18.00
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