|Opening Film (1)||New Currents (29)|
|Young Feminist Forum (11)||Korean Cinema Retrospective: Confessing Women (4)|
|Turkish Cinema Panorama: Living as a Woman in Islamic Culture (7)||Focus on Věra Chytilová (6)|
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|Documentary Ock Rang Award (1)|
Through chance, an old homeless woman comes to own a pair of ice skates. On her first attempt to use them, the lake’s surface cracks and she falls in. Beneath the surface, she discovers a beautiful fantasy world filled with dancing fish and a dreamlike life. The imagery and animation are further emphasized by the artist’s use of color: the harmony of red on colorless backdrops proves spectacular. Woman below the Ice tells the tale of a woman’s rebirth that transcends the boundaries of life and death, past and present, and reality and fantasy. (Lim Sung-min)
Alla ChurikovaAlla Churikova
Born in 1962, Alla Churikova studied interior decoration in Kiev, Ukraine and completed her studies in animation in 1987. She worked as designer and animator at Ukranima studio in Kiev before making her directorial debut with E=mc2 in 1996. She also directed Passion Fatale (2001). She currently works as a freelancer in Poland, Japan, Germany and Ukraine.