This Provocative Animation Will Bug You All Day, But Only If You ‘Get It.’
Symphony no. 42 by Réka Bucsi is a short animated film presenting "47 observations in the irrational connections between human and nature." With an unconventional narrative, the film received over 40 awards and has also been shortlisted for the 87th Academy Awards.
Throughout the film, the differences between human and animal cease to exist, and everything comes together without making much sense at all. But that's the point: it doesn't have to.
Together with whimsically-drawn characters and controversially blended situations, this piece will certainly get your mind churning. You might find some parts amusing, but Bucsi told VICE that creating a gag film wasn't her intention.
"It was never first a character and then a story. The situation brought the character along, and the character defined what it could do best," she said in an interview.
Watch Symphony no. 42, Bucsi's graduate film, below. (Please note that this film contains graphics that may not be suitable for all audiences.)
Bucsi is a Hungarian independent animation filmmaker and MOME (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest) graduate. She is currently represented by Passion Pictures Paris and has just completed her new film "Love," a 14-minute-long, French-Hungarian co-production.
To explore more of her work, click here.