Gloria Victoria

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Gloria Victoria

Directed by Theodore Ushev

  • Canada 2012; 7 min
  • Original version: No dialogue
  • Genre: Animation, Short, War
    • Best Animation - Curtas Vila do Conde
    • FIPRESCI Award - Annecy IAFF

Synopsis

Recycling elements of surrealism and cubism, this animated short by Theodore Ushev focuses on the relationship between art and war. Propelled by the exalting “invasion” theme from Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony (No. 7), the film presents imagery of combat fronts and massacres, leading us from Dresden to Guernica, from the Spanish Civil War to Star Wars. It is at once a symphony that serves the war machine, that stirs the masses, and art that mourns the dead, voices its outrage and calls for peace.

Production

  • NFB - THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA

    Dannielle Viau, Elise Labbé