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Gloria Victoria

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Gloria Victoria unfolds on the still-smouldering rubble of a furious 20th century, propelled by the exalting “invasion” theme from Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony (No. 7). Resembling a military march with bolero overtones, the music sweeps over imagery of combat fronts and massacres, leading us from Dresden to Guernica, from the Spanish Civil War to star wars. It is at once a symphony that serves the war machine, that stirs the masses, and art that mourns the dead, voices its outrage and calls for peace.

Gloria Victoria is the third film in a trilogy on the relationship between art and power. It is the work of an exceptionally gifted filmmaker and multi-faceted artist, a virtuoso of collage and recycling who conjures up everything from surrealism to Dracula, and makes cubist constructions emerge from the horror of dismembered bodies. Through a multitude of quotations, allusions and references, Theodore Ushev orchestrates a thundering nightmare in the name of peace.

2012, 06 min 56 s

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Yorkton Film Festival
May 22 2014 to May 25 2015, Yorkton, Canada

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Grand Prix
World Festival of Animated Film
September 10 to 14 2014, Varna - Bulgaria

Bulgarian Filmmakers Union Award
World Festival of Animated Film
September 10 to 14 2014, Varna - Bulgaria

Grand prix expérimental du jury- assorti d'une bourse de 1000 euros
Festival international d'animation Ciné court animé
March 24 to 30 2014, Roanne - France

Best Film
FANTOCHE International Animation Film Festival
September 3 to 8 2013, Baden - Switzerland

FIPRESCI Award
International Animated Film Festival
June 10 to 15 2013, Annecy - France

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