Milch (Igor Kovalyov, OIAF 05)
Essay by Alexis Hunot
"I can’t write about this film … it’s too
overwhelming … but you have to Chris Robinson asked you to …I saw it first in
Annecy maybe he won’t like it … oh shut up just write what you felt when you
saw the film.
You know this feeling when you see a film, and
at the end of the screening you want everybody in the theatre to disappear, you
want to be alone with what the film brought you.
What exactly? You’re not sure at first...
Hidden memories, precious thoughts…
Just this film and you
And you watch the film again and again and …
You don’t fully understand the “What” but certainly the “Why”: Incredible
lightning, perfect soundtrack, haunting faces, beautiful scenery, incredible
sense of timing and of course the editing … the editing … no word for the
perfection of it.
And then you start to remember that this
incredible director Igor Kovalyov is also directing tv series like The Rugrats and to know that, suddenly
you feel optimistic.
past, the memories like frightened voices, like strange moments and at the end
of the credits the light of laughter."
A rōnin for animation, Alexis works in schools
(Esaat, Supinfocom, Emca, Gobelins ...), in festivals (Ficam, Animafest, Annecy
...), and has a website (Zewebanim) and a radio show on the anarchist radio in
France. And also a lot of conferences ... In fact wherever they let him
talk about cinema.