stil leven

documentary, 17 minutes, HD, 2007

A boy retreats in a world with stuffed animals, while a little girl befriends her stuffed cat. This shortfilm combines imaginary situations between man and stuffed animal and in doing so switches between documentary film, fiction and stop-motion. Stylised, lingering footage tries to render the complex impressions a stuffed animal may instigate: absurd, funny, morbid but at the same beautiful. With a cat and canary in the role of a (second) lifetime.

director, camera, editing: isabelle tollenaere
sound: kwinten van laethem
music: jochem baelus

stil leven wins courtisane festival 2008