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After science, politics and sex, violence will be celebrated during this edition of KLIK!. The theme program Serious Cartoon Violence dives into our lizard brains and explores what makes us get ticked off. Animation is uniquely suited for violence in several ways: for instance, brutal violence is played for laughs in cartoons aimed for kids, where Tom and Jerry shrug off brutal beatings that would lead to death and disfigurement in the real world. The other side of the coin is South Park, a show which has incited real life bomb threats. Different aspects of violence in animation will be explored, from the funny and harmless to the serious and disturbing, through short film programs, feature-length films, art and a symposium.
Through the wonderful medium of animation, different facets of violence can be explored in ways no other type of film could. In Serious Violence, real life issues such as war, child abuse and mans inhumanity to man, woman and beast are projected through the animated lens.
In Cartoon Violence, violence serves as a source of entertainment as we watch cartoon critters beat the everlovin snot out of one another without us having to worry about consequences, nasty stains and prison sentences. Laughing at someone elses misfortune has never been this much fun!
Friday November 9, 21h45, EYE Cinema 2 // Get tickets
You asked for it, now youre gonna get it: KLIK! has rounded up the nastiest, most gut wrenching animated shorts and put them in one soul crushing program. It may start out mild, but with every film, the intensity gets turned up a notch, until you will be squirming in your seat and covering your eyes, begging us to stop. Dont say this program description didnt warn ya!
Symposium: There Will Be (Animated) Blood
Thursday November 8, 12h30, EYE Cinema 2 // Get tickets
This academic symposium will focus on humanitys fascination with violence, the role of violence in animation and the relationship between humor and violence. An afternoon with talks, films and a debate, with American culture professor Brian Dunphy, film psychologist Ed Tan and animators Evert de Beijer, Junaid Chundrigar and Davor Buljakovic, amongst others. The symposium is curated by Chris Bell in cooperation with the international program of the Master of Performance Research at the University of Amsterdam.
Le Magasin des Suicides / The Suicide Shop (premiere)
Friday November 9, 19h30, EYE Cinema 1 // Get tickets
In this macabre musical, even the pigeons want to commit suicide. A specialized shop provides this need in every way, shape or form. The family who runs the shop dreams of committing suicide themselves, but then who would run the store and save others from their despair? The birth of the unbelievably cheery Allen turns the family's lives and ultimately those of all citizens upside down.
Watership Down / Waterschapsheuvel
Thursday November 8, 21h15, EYE Cinema 2 // Get tickets
Ah, look at all the fuzzy bunnies
wait, why is the warren full of blood? Yep, to retrigger your childhood trauma, KLIK! dug up Watership Down from EYE's 35mm archive. This classic from 1978 shows violence as a daily state of affairs that goes with surviving in a rabbits clan. The film is an adaptation of the novel by Richard Adams, who based the rabbit's struggles on his own experiences from the Battle of Arnhem during the Second World War, when Adams served in the British army.