THU 1 JUNE
In a dystopian, punk future, a woman disrupts the world of a new breed of loveless, immortal men.
Krypton, engineered to embody the golden ratio, Phi 1.618, lives amidst these men but plans to escape Earth’s toxicity on a massive spaceship, and colonise the universe. Women are deemed obsolete since immortal men do not procreate, except for one Sleeping Beauty preserved as a relic of the past. As Krypton is destroying the world’s books, an outrageous creature is born, a woman called Gargara. Gargara defies explanation and leads Krypton to question the plan. Gargara challenges him to awaken Sleeping Beauty and rescue the fairytale from turning into a nightmare.
Ushev, well-known for his outstanding animations, delivers a début feature that is a mix of animation, live action and rich imagery. It’s a rewarding intellectual and aesthetic experience with countless visual and cultural references.
Stars: Martina Apostolova, Deyan Donkov, Vasil Duev
Dir: Theodore Ushev. Country: Bulgaria. Year: 2022. Runtime: 92 mins. Language: Bulgarian (English subtitles)