GIFF Unlimited @VEYRIER – VR Cinema
For the second consecutive year, the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF) in collaboration with the Municipality of Veyrier offers a unique and breathtaking program of virtual reality works. From April 8 to 10, 2022, at the Espace culturel – La Mansarde, equipped with a VR headset and installed on swivel seats, you will have the opportunity to dive into the heart of artistic universes conceived in 360°. Thanks to this new language, the works come to life in a three-dimensional space all around you and teleport you to the center of the story. Dare to lose your footing and try the experience!
from April 8 to 10, 2022
Jonathan Hagard / Japan, Indonesia, Germany / 2020 / 12 min / Animation, Docu-drama / No dialogue
In an imaginary district of Jakarta, the changes in the life of a Javanese family over three generations are depicted. Seasons, settings, customs and popular traditions follow one another, but also religious and spiritual symbols until the advent of Islamist extremism. An animated story that accurately reflects the profound urban, environmental, political and cultural transformations of the Indonesian capital, from 1980 to today.
The Orchid and the Bee
Frances Adair McKenzie / Canada / 2020 / 5 min / Animation / No dialogue
Inspired by Darwin’s theory of evolution, The Orchid and the Bee is an expressionist ode to the struggle for existence, set in three acts. An interspecies love story places the viewer at the center of a series of changing events and deals with the universal theme of the relationship between humans and nature. A magical experience, masterfully combining stereoscopy, virtual reality and stop motion animation.
Pierre Zandrowicz, Bartabas / France / 2019 / 13 min / Documentary / No dialogue
The master of equestrian theater Bartabas stages his horses and makes them tell, autonomously, the long story of their relationship to Man, both tortuous and fusional.
In a dreamlike setting, the spectator is at the center of a hypnotic round, visual poetry with post-apocalyptic accents. A unique experience, in virtual reality.
François Vautier / France / 2019 / 8 min / Docu-fiction / No dialogue
Produced as a personal tribute, Odyssey 1.4.9 is an invitation to travel to the heart of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey. By recreating the mythical black monolith from cult scenes from the film, François Vautier offers a sensory immersion that reveals all the ambition and conceptual complexity of the Kubrickian project and crystallizes its main subject – artificial intelligence – remained an eminently contemporary issue.
Mihai Grecu / France / 2020 / 4 min / Fiction / No dialogue
Painted directly on the walls of his home, Francisco Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Child refers to Greek mythology, when King Cronos devours each of his children to counter the prediction that he will be dethroned by one of his sons. Saturnism is a human-scale immersion into one of the darkest and most haunting paintings in art history, where the fear of losing power drives one to madness.
FREE ACCESS WORKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE/ ALL PUBLIC
Quand elle sort de sa boîte
Gordon, Marie Sellier / France / 2021 / 28 min / Animation / augmented reality / vo. French
In this surprising and playful augmented reality experience, the young dancer Marie goes to meet characters who, like her, are eternally frozen among the most famous works of art of the Musée d’Orsay.
Itoh Keisuke / Japan / 2021 / 13 min / Animation / virtual reality / no dialogue
Half humanoid, half wire creature, the main protagonist of this virtual reality fable finds his self-confidence through dance. Using her own hands, the spectator is invited to accompany the rhythm of the music and the applause!