Réka Bucsi: Symphony no. 42

Réka Bucsi‘s Symphony no. 42 is an illustrated encyclopedia of surrealist black comedy. Think David O’Reilly with a softer side. Watching it feels like a long steady march of moments. But I couldn’t turn away or skip ahead. Each vignette made me laugh with growing sensation of crazy.

Though the film has just now come online, Symphony has been making the rounds on the festival circuit over the past two years, in addition to being shortlisted for the 87th Oscars. It was made as Bucsi’s graduation film at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. She is currently represented by Passion Pictures.



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Erica Gorochow

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Erica is a motion designer and director based in Brooklyn NY. Her work has been recognized by the likes of the Vimeo Festival, Fast Co. Design and AdWeek. Additionally, she has written about the world of motion design for The Creators Project and Motionographer and was previously an adjunct professor at NYU’s ITP graduate program.



Anyone know which software they use to animate this?

Mike Bischoff (@mpbMKE)

Not to be reductive (ok, I’m being reductive), but it reminds me of the episode of The Simpsons where Itchy and Scratchy is replaced by “Eastern Europe’s favorite cat-and-mouse team, Worker and Parasite.”

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