Semaine de la Critique, the oldest parallel competitive section of the Cannes Film Festival will have the animated short film Superbia among its ten short films in competition. Superbia is the only animated film in the selection. 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] and Artichoke [SK].
French film critique 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 also by 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.
| FILM CREDITS
Director, scenary, animation – Luca Tóth
CZECH REPUBLIC – MAUR film (Martin Vandas)
HUNGARY – Fakt Visual Lab
SLOVAKIA – Artichoke
Running lenght – 15 min
Format – HD
Premiere – 17. 5. 2016, Festival de Cannes
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.