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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2014 - 18.27 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2014


Theodore Ushev focuses on the relationship between art and war in this animated film that takes us from Dresden to Guernica as it recycles elements of surrealism and cubism.

Original Title Gloria victoria
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +18
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 7’
Production Year 2013
Nationality Canada
Directed by Theodore Ushev
Editor Theodore Ushev
Sound Olivier Calvert
Music Dmitri Shostakovich
Produced by Marc Bertrand

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Born in Bulgaria in 1968. He graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia and began his career as a poster artist in his native country. In 1999, he settled in Montreal, where he quickly acquired a reputation as a prolific and talented animator thanks to such films as THE MAN WHO WAITED (2006) and TZARITZA (2006). In 2006 he began work on an acclaimed trilogy on the relationship between art and power: TOWER BAWHER(2006) was soon followed by DRUX FLUX(2008) and GLORIA VICTORIA(2013). He simultaneously made a number of short films that deal with the rapport of artist filmmakers with the world. They include LIPSETT DIARIES(2010), his best-known film and a 16-time award winner, NIGHTINGALES IN DECEMBER(2011) and APART(2012). His fascination with new content delivery platforms has led him to make films for the Internet (VERTICAL, 2003) and mobile phones (SOU, 2004) as well as a music video (DEMONI, 2012).


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