Kurzfilmtournee 2017

Call of Cuteness

Germany | 2017 | Animation | no dialogue | 4 min.
Nomination for Animation Films up to 30 Minutes

Director, Script, Animation, Music, Production: Brenda Lien

While we remain safe and sound, watching the latest 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

Born 1995, Brenda Lien works as an independent filmmaker and film music composer. She has won several prizes for her films and musical works and is a scholar of the „Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“. Since 2012 she studies art at the University of Art and Design Offenbach.

2018 Call of Comfort
2016 Call of Beauty
2015 Striated Stone Meets Fragile Ideals