A Coat Made Dark

IRL 2015 10’
29.09 TH 16.30, 30.09 FR 15.00 @Katowice City of Gardens: room 211

DIRECTED BY: Jack O’Shea
SCREENPLAY BY: Jack O’Shea
PRODUCED BY: Still Films

“A Coat Made Dark” is an animation so dark that the viewer has to squint for most of it just in order to see anything. Jack O’Shea constructs his film from components borrowed from a noir film, such as iconography, music and voice-over narration. However, his vision is superfluous and oneiric, hence it almost ventures into surrealism. This story of two burglars who steal a ladies’ red coat with vague and mysterious properties is quite absurd, but the strange conflict between the two protagonists draws the viewer deeper and deeper into the void.

Jack O’Shea

Animator, music video director, graduate from the National Film School in Dublin. His work has been screened at such festivals as the Sundance Film Festival, Etiuda&Anima, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the Melbourne IAF and the Ottawa IAF.

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