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Animated Film: Anna Blume

Germany / Bulgaria 2009
9 Min. / 35 mm,  Color

Vessela Dantcheva (Bulgaria, Director)
Ebele Okoye (Germany, Producer)
Ivan Bogdanov (Art Director)

Promotional Grant: 45,000 euros
Title: Anna Blume
Genre: Animated film

Anna Blume is a visual poetry about the lust of a man chasing a woman. The story takes on a surreal journey dictated by the mind of the poet. Lust and ingestion, disguised in love, drive the two characters to an end where love turns to be a very lonesome and strange place. The film is based on and inspired by the emblematic love poem from 1919 "An Anna Blume" by Kurt Schwitters.

Producer Ebele Okoye and director Vessela Dantcheva refer to their award-winning animated film project "Anna Blume" as "visual poetry". The film idea was born at the 18th Filmfest Dresden in April of 2006. It was there, during the workshops of a weeklong program called "Europe in Motion", that Frankfurt resident Okoye and Dantcheva from Sofia, Bulgaria, discovered their shared interest in 20th century European art and poetry. They chose Kurt Schwitter’s 1919 poem "To Anna Blume". According to Okoye and Dantcheva, the visual creativity and language of the emblematic poem lend themselves superbly to the film medium, in this case a 2D animation. Art director Ivan Bogdanov is from Bulgaria, animation supervisor Gregor Zootzky from Germany.

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