Gloria Victoria (Clip 1)

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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


Theodore Ushev
sound design
Olivier Calvert
sound mixer
Serge Boivin
digital imaging specialist
Pierre Plouffe
executive producer
René Chénier
Marc Bertrand


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