MASK (5', Romania, 2012)

 

Made by Romanian visual artist FLORIN SOCIU, MASK is an animation that brings to life his pencil sketches. Drawn in thick hatching lines, a woman is being followed by a mask which turned into a bird. The two go through undefinable spaces, in an ambiguous atmosphere of waiting and hesitation. Finally, the woman loosens up her gestures, her body becomes expressive as she dances nonchalantly with a red veil.

Director: FLORIN STOICIU

 

Editing: FLORIN STOICIU

Animation: FLORIN STOICIU

Producer: FLORIN STOICIU

Production: FLORIN STOICIU



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FLORIN STOICIU (n. 24.07.1965) is a Romanian visual artist. Teacher at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, he is the winner of numerous awards, his works having been exhibited in prestigious locations in Vienna, Berlin and Basel.

 

"MASK leads the viewer back in the time of classical animation technique, when animations were made frame with frame. FLORIN STOICIU creates an ambiguous space that is lacking in details, only the strictly essential elements make their way into this short film. Thus, the female character’s transformation stands out even more: from an introverted person, she can express herself outwardly, gaining a greater personal freedom. The mask is not a sign of oppression of one’s true personality, but one of liberation." (Diana Mereoiu, BIEFF 2012)

 

We are a mask? The Mask is within us, the Mask envelops us, the Mask opens up, the Mask closes down, the Mask is everywhere, the Mask settles down, the Masks sticks, the Mask locks into place, the Mask folds, the Mask surrounds us, the Mask appears, the Mask disappears, the Mask becomes, the Mask settles, the Mask interferes, the Mask walk, the Mask frolics, the Mask runs, the Mask flaps, the Mask opens up, the Mask closes down!” (FLORIN STOICIU)

 

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