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  • Animated Short Film “Piano” diected by Estonian Filmmaker Kaspar Jancis

  • Two years ago, Estonian filmmaker Kaspar Jancis released an animated short film "Piano". This time, Short of the Week picked up his film again.
    Short of the Week wrote, "Opening with a scene of a woman rather seductively moving the titular piano, before introducing the rest of the film’s characters – an infatuated senior, an aspiring tightrope walker, a mocked Police commissioner and a trapped bee – though their individual struggles all collide in the short’s final scene, there’s a greater connection here – they are all striving to succeed in the face of adversity."

    "Piano" recived Viewer’s choice award at Animation Festival Insomnia 2015, the Best Film For Adult and The Best Script at International Festival of Animated Films “Tofuzi”, Best animated short film prize (10 to 45 min) at the International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) Golden Kuker- Sofia, Bulgaria 2016, Special Mention to a Film at the International Competition Section from Animasyros 9.0 International Animation Festival+Agora, Honorable Mentions at XIV International Festival of Animation Arts “Multivision”.
  • Plot:
    Marta hauls a piano home from a shop that sells used musical instruments. She almost succeeds. Albert tries for the thirtieth year already to tell Paula that he loves her. He almost succeeds. Paula wants to respond to Albert in the same vein. She almost succeeds. Police commissioner Kits has dreamed of parachuting all his life. He almost succeeds. Mirjam wants be become a circus artist. She almost succeeds. A honeybee tries to get out past a closed window. It almost succeeds.

    Kaspar Jancis completed his first films at that school – the silent film “Dr. Maisarve and the Matshalka Case” (1996) and the cutout puppet film “Flight of the Little White Helicopter” (1996), which was screened at rock concerts and also on television.
    He made his debut film “Romance” (1999) in Turku, and it has participated in several international film festivals.
    Since then, he has filmed "WEITZENBERG STREET" (2002), "FRANK JA WENDY" (2005), "MARATHON" (2006), "THE VERY LAST CIGARETTE" (2007), "CROCODILE" (2009), "VILLA ANTROPOFF" (2012), and "Piano" (2015).
  • source : Short of the Week
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