This new outing from provocative British filmmaker Phil Mulloy is a follow-up to The Christies, which took the 2006 OIAF Grand Prize for Best Feature. In this installment, the troubled Mr. Christie becomes embroiled in a sex scandal when he is caught on tape in the throes of passion with a French sailor. Sharp, intense dialogue is played out entirely through computerized text-to-speech synthesis, producing a shockingly visceral experience of characters who are at once disturbing and hilarious. With a minimalist aesthetic and child-like colour palette, Mulloy produces a bizarre silhouette of sexual melodrama that will leave audiences enthralled and puzzled.
PLEASE NOTE: This presentation is a Gala Screening of the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Passholders have priority seating at Gala screenings (jury and filmmakers in attendance), but there will be tickets on sale at the door from 15 min. before showtime. OIAF admission is $12 General, $7 for ByTowne members.