瑞典 | 2017 |彩色 |13分钟 | 定格动画/戏剧/音乐
Sweden | 2017 | color | 13min | Stop-motion animation/Drama/Musical
导演/编剧/摄影/剪辑 | Niki Lindroth von Bahr
制片 | Kalle Wettre
作曲 | Hans Appelqvist
配音演员 | Olof Wretling, Mattias Fransson, Carl Englén
Niki Lindroth von Bahr，1984年生，现居斯德哥尔摩，艺术家，动画导演。于2016年春获得皇家艺术学院的美术硕士学位。她的片子《Bath House》（2014）和《Tord and Tord》（2010）曾在柏林片子节、圣丹斯片子节、 AFI和法国安纳西动画片子节上映。《Tord and Tord》也被提名为2011年Guldbaggegalan影节最好短片。除建造本身的片子和雕塑外，她仍是一名自力服装设计师，与尼克拉斯·尼尔森合作。他们一路为艺术家Fever Ray和年夜卫·鲍伊的音乐专辑《Black Star》设计建造服装。
Niki Lindroth von Bahr, born in 1984, is an artist and animation director based in Stockholm. She got her master’s degree in fine art at the Royal Institute of Art in the spring of 2016. Her films Bath House (2014) andTord and Tord (2010) has been screened at festivals around the word, such as Berlinale, Sundance, AFI and Annecy.Tord and Tord was also nominated as Best Short film at Guldbaggegalan 2011. Along with making her own films and sculpture, she is also a freelance costume designer co-working with Nicklas Nilsson. Together they have designed and made costumes for the artist Fever Ray and David Bowie's music videoBlackstar.
The Burden is an animated musical, inspired by the classical Hollywood musicals that I loved to watch when I was growing up. The theme is darker however, dealing with boredom, loneliness and existential anxiety. I mainly wanted to shed light upon the kind of pointless, underpaid labor that exists everywhere but is seldom paid attention to. Straightening groceries at a supermarket or working a nightshift as a cleaner at a hamburger restaurant. If these employees were to suddenly find themselves in a musical, what would they sing about? The production process has been working through thoroughly and it has taken me over two years to finish the film. AII of the animation, models and puppets are made by hand.
An animated musical with apocalyptic undertones. The story is divided into four episodes that takes place in a supermarket, a long-term hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant. All of the settings are located in a modern, generic market place next to a large freeway.
The characters, portrayed as animals, perform musical numbers with singing and dancing. The episodes vary both in story and mood, and spans from cheerful tap routine to nightmarish black.
“It is a masterpiece of animation which radiates its charisma. By putting adorable images of animals to amusing forms of singing and dancing, it gives a vibrant and exquisite exhibition of night shift life.”