Tito on Ice
- Germany / Sweden
- 1h 16min
- Directed by: Helena Ahonen/Max Andersson
- Website: titoonice.wordpress.com
Short film about dissolving borders and the strangeness of the truth.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
To promote their book Bosnian Flat Dog, comics creators Max Andersson and Lars Sjunnesson decide to tour the former Yugoslavia with a mummified Marshal Tito in a fridge.
Watching as border control checks turn into improvised snapshot sessions, admiring mutant iron-curtain Disney toys, buying souvenir grenade shell handicrafts and discovering sniper art in blown-out apartments, they find that truth may indeed be stranger than fiction.
A combination of stop-motion animation and documentary scenes, a roller coaster ride through a parallel universe where all borders are crazily disintegrating, simultaneously tragic, poetic and bleakly funny.
Max Andresson’s short films, such as Nail Baby and the multiple award-winning One Hundred Years and his stories of tractor children, intoxicated fetuses, homeless houses, meat trees and pet guns have been translated into twenty languages and his images, objects and installations have been shown in numerous exhibitions around the world, earning him a global underground cult following.
A professional hat designer by trade, Helena Ahonen maintains her own studio and shop in Berlin. Tito on Ice marked her debut as a cinematographer and co-director. Since 1995 Helena has collaborated regularly with Max Andersson on art projects.
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