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BFM — 40
BFM — 40
Pilots on the Way Home
26 March
Auditorium – Piazza della Libertà
Directed by Priit Pärn, Olga PärnItalian title: Piloti sulla via di casa [t.l.]
Canada, Estonia / 2014 / 16 min.
Colour / O.V.

Having suffered the loss of their plane, three pilots inexplicably find themselves stranded in the middle of the desert. While following the perilous and unpredictable course that will ultimately lead them home, they fall prey to visions and must confront the siren call of their own strange fantasies.

Presentation with Priit e Olga Pärn


«Pilots on the Way Home, in its turn, is sand animation and Olga is very good at it so she took charge of it. We created some special technique to separate layers by drawing on a very fine layer of sand and then turn it in negative. Olga would do a second layer and work on the two of them together in the computer. It’s a little bit like drypoint and aquatint. One frame would take a few days. It took one year and five months to complete the animation of Pilots. We also have a small child so a lot of work would be made at night, while he was sleeping. We had this big table in our studio and we had to keep him away from it – he would come and shake it, ruining five hours of work on a single scene. It was a hard job.»

(Priit Pärn)

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