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Short Film: Luiz Stockler’s Montenegro

Meet Luiz Stockler, a promising animator who’s recently graduated from the Royal College of Art. Born in Brazil, raised in Wales and now a London resident, this is his second RCA project; his first, 2012’s Home, played at Slamdance in 2012. Just under 1:30, that was a mildly stroboscopic freakout on the topic of domesticity. You can view it here (NSFW warning: contains line drawing breasts and genitalia). It’s got a definite early Don Hertzfeldt vibe, which is expanded in the much more ambitious Montenegro to include that animator’s increasing melancholy as channeled through a very British sense of humor. A seemingly stream-of-consciousness monologue riddled with anxieties about hair loss, loneliness and soccer great Zinedine Zidane, it’s an impressive example of making more with hand-drawn less. Read more about how it came about Stockler’s forthcoming projects here.

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