Gloria Victoria

Gloria Victoria


                                Gloria Victoria
| 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.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

FIPRESCI Award 2013

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.

Albert Ohayon
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Credits
  • direction
    Theodore Ushev
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • sound mixer
    Serge Boivin
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • marketing officer
    Christine Noël
  • administrator
    Diane Régimbald
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Karine Desmeules
    Michèle Labelle
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Lord
  • delegate producer
    Francine Langdeau
    Jocelyne Perrier
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • producer
    Marc Bertrand

  • adamdaudrich

    Tremendous and moving. And what a great use of this Shostakovich Symphonic movement.

    adamdaudrich, 17 Mar 2016