Czech viewers and fans of animated film will have the opportunity to see the co-produced (Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia) short animated film Superbia, which had its premiere at last year’s festival in Cannes. The first opportunity for Czech cinema-goers to see it will be as a support film for Jitka Němcová’s documentary Nechte zpívat Mišíka (Let Mišík Sing), that will appear in Czech cinemas on the 8th of March. The second opportunity for fans of animated film will come in May in Třeboň where this short film will be competing in the international competition Anifilm (2nd – 7th May 2017). The director herself will be present.
Apart from Cannes, the film has been shown at approximately forty other film festivals around the world, for example in Chicago, Palm Springs, Sarajevo, Bristol and Turku, where it won the viewer’s vote award. Among other awards the film won are the American Film Institute‘s Special Jury Mention for Visual Aestetics and the George Pal award for The most promising Hungarian talent in animation at the Primanima festival. In Slovakia it was introduced to cinemas as a support film for the film Oheň na moři (Fire at Sea) as part of Project 100. Superbia will also be included in the bonus section of the Nechte zpívat Mišíka DVD, which is now being prepared for release.
The film tells the story of the native people of Superbia, a surreal land in which men and women live in separate communities. On the banks of the Milky river, which flows from the mountains from the udder of the Divine Cow, they have to face the unstoppable social changes which come when the first ever male female couple appears.
Luca studied at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in Budapest and the Royal College of Art in London. Her master’s degree film, The Age of Curious, won several prestigious awards including awards from the film festivals in Annecy and Stuttgart.