Filmmaker of some renown, Gil Alkabetz has wowed the animation world on several occasions, notably with his riotously hilarious « Rubikon », winner of the Funniest Film Award at Annecy, and more recently with « Der Da Vinci Timecode », an incomparable experience that redefines the perception of classical art by subjecting it to the specificity of film language.
In his third year film « Margot » (Young Jury Award at Annecy), Gerlando Infuso, a student in animation at La Cambre, developed a plot centred around a character torn between madness and coldness. One year down the line, a new idea has sprouted – a circus artist faced with rejection and age. With « Milovan Circus », Gerlando Infuso revisits the theme of solitude, the poesy of the grim, and stop-motion animation – elements that had contributed to the success of his previous short.
With Der Da Vinci Timecode, screened at this years Silhouette Festival in Paris, animation director Gil Alkabetz proposes a highly sophisticated and inventive animation of Da Vinci’s Last Supper.