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12th(2010)



The Ballad of the Minister of War Theodor Earl Baillet de Latour

Pascale OSTERWALDER

  • Austria, Switzerland
  • 2008
  • 5min
  • Digi-beta
  • color
  • Animation

Tricky Women 2009
 


 Synopsis
 The animated film by Pascale Osterwalder catapults us back in time to 1848, when the Viennese people rebelled against the minister of war. The accompaniment from two singing gentlemen (Christoph & Lollo) makes this film a history lesson with a difference.


 

Program Note
 Wein is a city known as generous and peaceful. This short film describes the civil demonstration that broke out 160 years ago in that city, in a way that reminds of the American animation sitcom South Park. As the city falls into the chaos of revolution from the stiff fence of old mediaeval society, women with aprons, carpenters, gardeners, snake hunters and railway workers march to a square raising their voices against the powers-thatbe. The two indie singers, Christoph and Lollo, who turned this historical event into a song with joyous melodies and rhythms, also appear in the film as characters. (Joon Yang KIM)

Director

  • Pascale OSTERWALDERPascale OSTERWALDER

    Born in 1979, in Grabs, Switzerland. In 2000 she attended a prep course in film/video at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich. She graduated as visual communication designer at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zurich University of the Arts) in 2005. Pascale Osterwalder works as an independent visual designer in Zurich und Vienna, with an emphasis on science mediation. She also realises projects in the fields of illustration and animation.

Credit

  • Music Christoph & Lollo
  • Sound Lollo PICHLER