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Gloria Victoria

Theodore Ushev
2012 | 6 min
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.

Awards and distinctions

  • Bulgarian Filmmakers Union Award
    World Festival of Animated Film, Varna
    2014
  • Grand Prix
    World Festival of Animated Film, Varna
    2014
  • Grand prix expérimental du jury- assorti d'une bourse de 1000 euros
    Festival international d'animation Ciné court animé, Roanne
    2014
  • Best Film
    FANTOCHE International Animation Film Festival, Baden
    2013
  • FIPRESCI Award
    International Animated Film Festival, Annecy
    2013