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National Premiere

gabriella1Lucca’s big screen gets even bigger with two premieres, selected for the audience’s enjoyment. The two programmed medium-length films come from two animation homelands, Estonia and Japan, quite different one from the other for many reasons, yet both firmly on top of the world production, for auteur animation and for more commercial one as well. Life Without Gabriella Ferri is a bittersweet tale on love, narrated by the master of Estonian animation Priit Pärn together with Olga Marchenko. The film, nominated Best Animated Film at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, tells about a meeting: a meeting originating from an erotic game and that conveys surreal elements as well as metaphoric ones.

gabriella2In a locked room there are, amongst other elements a bondaged woman, a man (maybe a thief) without a face and a spider. The Estonian director created a unique graphical universe: Pritt Pärn is once more back to his favourite topics, outlining a trip balancing between a real fact (a woman kidnapping) and a visual narration path that cannot be ignored.

eggman1Egg Man is a psycho-thriller with a futuristic setting, entirely realised with computer animation. The film, based on the Japanese best seller Monologues of Universal Transverse Mercator, by Yumeaki Hirayama tells the story of a psychopathic killer, Egg Man, arrested and waiting in his cell for his death sentence. Karen, a policewoman on a search for the still undiscovered body of one of the victims, needs, in spite of herself, to meet the killer to investigate the missing pieces.

eggman2So, in the cell of the criminal, here is Prisoner #205, mysterious and frightening man. A CGI thriller guaranteed to boost audience’s adrenaline. A journey inside the maze of a killer’s mind, with the brand new perspective that 3D animation allows. Dark colours and pitch for the confrontation of the two characters in a hopeless story.


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