Superbia in Cannes – An orgy of colours as the only animation in Semaine de la Critique’s Short film Competition in Cannes, 2016
Cannes – Budapest, Prague, Bratislava, 18.04.2016
Luca Tóth’s Superbia will premier at Semaine de la Critique – the oldest parallel competitive section of the Cannes Film Festival – as the only animated film among the selection of only ten short films in competition.
French film critic Charles Tesson, artistic director of the Semaine de la Critique, announced the selection on Monday 18th of April describing Superbia as “a bustling animation film, an orgy of colors against the backdrop of joyful bacchanals.”
The film is remarkable for its poetic hint on themes of gender equality. The native people of the surrealistic land of Superbia, where men and women form separate societies, face the changes sparked by the first equal couple in their history.
The director is experimenting with the narrative and organically fusing picturesque visuals with acoustic gestures to create a uniquely immersive experience while strongly reacting on our everyday life.
Made by the talented young Hungarian animator Luca Tóth the film was produced in a Hungarian, Czech and Slovak co-production by FAKT Visual Lab [HU], Maur Film [CZ], Artichoke [SK] and Boddah [HU].
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World sales for the film will be handled by the Warsaw-based specialist short and feature films sales agent New Europe Film Sales, which represents 6 Oscar® shortlisters and films by Ruben Östlund, Magnus von Horn as well as leading animators, such as Signe Baumane, Jonas Odell, Damian Nenow, Tomasz Baginski and Ivana Laucikova among others. The company handles last year’s Semaine de la Critique Canal+ Prize winner RAMONA.
About the director:
Luca Tóth studied animation at the Moholy-Nagy School of Design (MOME) in Budapest and at the Royal College of Art in London. She received a number of awards for he graduation short film The Age of Curious, such as the jury distinction at the Annecy IAFF or a special mention at the ITF in Stuttgart.