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We thought we were made of dust, but in fact, we are just spirits. A fascinating, grotesque stop-motion animation that deals with the theme of addiction with originality. 

Situated in a strange, trashy universe, the story revolves around two creatures: a taxidermist and a butcher. The butcher gets the taxidermist hooked on his drugs, which he offers as an alleged cure for the taxidermist’s disease. The taxidermist becomes a junkie and gives away his most precious love to the butcher in exchange for more drugs. After realising what he did, he goes to take what belongs to him, but the path ahead is a one-way journey.

Slovenia, Italy, Serbia | 2019 | 9 min

PRODUCTION: Bostjan Potokar – University of Nova Gorica School of Arts; Kinoatelje, Mnogougao, Famul Video Lab

SCREENPLAY: Sandra Jovanovska, Ivan Antic

ANIMATION: Sandra Jovanovska

EDITING: Sandra Jovanovska

SOUND: Ivan Antic

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection):

K3 Film Festival, Austria 2019 – Best Short Film | DSAF Awards, 2019 – Best Animated Student Film  | Festival of Slovenian Film, 2019 – Ostrenje Pogleda Award for Best Student Film | Palm Springs International Festival and Expo, USA – In Competition