O BLACK HOLE!

Director:

Renee Zhan

16'

2020

United Kingdom

A woman who can't stand the passing of time turns herself into a black hole until, after a thousand unchanging years pass by, the Singularity wakes inside her. A 2D stop motion opera about the beauty of transience and letting go.

“An operatic musical. A beautiful drawn and modelled animation. A musing on a thousand years of evolution, the universe and the seasons. This original piece of work from animator Renee Zhan is ambitious and an ultimate success on all levels, giving us an emotional window into the passing of time and its baggage. Singer-songwriter Emmy the Great, who emerged from London’s indie scene in the mid 2000s, takes on the singing role of Singularity who wants to turn herself into a black hole. She is joined by mezzo-soprano Loré Ruth Lixenberg (Jerry Springer: The Opera), and comedian Arthur Smith (Red Dwarf) for a visceral experience of anxiety with the visible hand-worked touch of its creator.”
— Philip Ilson

Showing in:

UK COMPETITION: The Devil's In The Details (at BFI)

BFI Southbank

UK COMPETITION: The Devil's In The Details

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