Call of Beauty | Call of Cuteness | Call of Comfort | Striated Stone Meets Fragile Ideals


2017 | 4 min | HD | Stereo
Writer / Director / Producer / Animation / Montage / Music: Brenda Lien

Whilst we remain safe and sound, watching the highest grossing cat fail compilation - all that is kept out of sight gets back to us in this consumerist nightmare. On a global playground without bounds the cat’s body is devoured, exploited and controlled - its fear of pain being stronger than the longing for freedom. Objects are fetishized and subjects made into things that are quantifiable and ready for use. They are the natural resources of a luxury they will never know. We are here because you were there - and waste is dumped in the ocean. In the end, bodies reveal the causes and effects of power, pleasure and hate.

Festivals (selection):
* Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale Shorts, Germany, 2017
* Aspen Shortsfest, Winner Best Short Short, Oscar Qualification, USA, 2017
* European Media Art Festival, Nomination Media Art Award, Germany, 2017
* Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Official Selection, Germany, 2017
* Huesca International Film Festival 2017, Official Selection, Spain, 2017
* Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Official Selection, France, 2017
* Palm Springs International Shortfest and Film Market, Official Selection, USA, 2017
* Guanajuato International Film Festival, Official Selection, Mexico, 2017
* Odense International Film Festival, Official Selection, Denmark, 2017
* Discover.Film Awards, Winner Best Non-Narrative, UK, 2017
* Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Official Selection, Sweden, 2017
* International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Official Selection, Switzerland, 2017
* Encounters Festival, Official Selection, UK, 2017
* Nomination German Short Film Award, Germany, 2017
* Prädikat "besonders wertvoll", Filmbewertungsstelle, 2017

Distributors: KurzFilmVerleih Hamburg | Ouat Media