Face

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Shorts 3: What Will Be Ours
3Below, San Jose Sun, Aug 21 11:45 AM
“This is not our world, but it will do.” Cinequest’s annual dive into the world of science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism takes thirteen films from seven countries to explore the finest in genre cinema.
Shorts 3: What Will Be Ours
Pruneyard Cinemas #7 Fri, Aug 26 1:30 PM
“This is not our world, but it will do.” Cinequest’s annual dive into the world of science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism takes thirteen films from seven countries to explore the finest in genre cinema.
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Shorts
Runtime (minutes):3
Premiere Status:SF-Bay Area Premiere
Genre:Animation
Original Language:None
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sophia Kyriacou
Executive Producer:Sophia Kyriacou
Producer(s):Sophia Kyriacou
Music By:Andrew Swarbrick

Description

FACE is a hyper-real CGI conceptual film driven by silent thought-provoking emotion where the creator opens a window to their Autistic world. They explore their own cultural identity opening with the Victory of Samothrace: A metaphor that even the strongest of figures within the Classical Greek world can have their wings broken. FACE also covers aspects of isolation, the feeling of not fitting in despite the ability to weave in and out of situations with chameleon-like qualities. Masking is an important part of autism but it’s also about making sense and accepting one's own masking. This is seen as the alter-ego, the astronaut is confronted by their own mask.


FACE also taps into experiences of bullying, being held back, being controlled, but also plays on the metaphor of thinking outside-the-box, turning a negative into something positive and powerful. The overall message is that being neurodiverse is amazing and should be celebrated. I am not an exhibit. I am not broken, but simply misunderstood.