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CALL OF CUTENESS

CALL OF CUTENESS
© Brenda Lien

Whilst we remain safe and sound, watching the highest grossing cat fail compilation - all that is kept out of sight gets back to us in this consumerist nightmare. On a global playground, without bounds, the cat’s body is devoured, exploited and controlled - its fear of pain being stronger than its longing for freedom. Objects are fetishized and subjects made into things that are quantifiable and ready for use. They are the natural resources of a luxury they will never know. We are here because you were there - and waste is dumped in the ocean. In the end, bodies reveal the causes and effects of power, pleasure and hate.


Brenda Lien was born in 1995 in Offenbach am Main. She works as an independent filmmaker and film music composer. She has won several prizes for her film and musical works and is a scholar at the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Since 2012 she studies Art at the University of Art and Design Offenbach. Her films include: the shorts STRIATED STONE MEETS FRAGILE IDEAS (2015), CALL OF BEAUTY (2016), and CALL OF CUTENESS (2017).
Genre Animation, Art, Experimental, Music, Psycho Thriller
Category Short
Year of Production 2017
Director Brenda Lien
Screenplay Brenda Lien
Cinematography Brenda Lien
Producer Brenda Lien
Length 4 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Berlinale 2017, Aspen Shortfest 2017, Annecy 2017, European Media Art Festival Osnabrück 2017, International Women's FF Dortmund 2017, FiSh Rostock 2017, Annecy 2017, Huesca 2017, Seattle 2017, Palm Springs Shortfest 2017, Sydney 2017, Guanajuato 2017, Odense 2017, Encounters Bristol 2017, Fantastic Fest Austin 2017, Uppsala 2017, Winterthur 2017, Sevilla 2017, Bogoshorts Bogota 2017, FANTASPOA 2018, Créteil 2018
Awards Best Short Short Aspen 2017
German Distributor KurzFilmAgentur/Hamburg

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