Gloria Victoria

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6 min
Theodore Ushev

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