Hungarian-Slovakian co-production White Plastic Sky is set to compete at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, which starts on 16 February.
Tibor Bánóczki and Sarolta Szabó‘s sci-fi animation, made with the support of the National Film Institute is slated to hit Hungarian cinemas in March, after the world premiere in Berlin with the personal participation of the filmmakers.
The first feature film by the award-winning director duo of Bánóczki and Szabó, starring Tamás Keresztes and Zsófia Szamosi, is set in a future where, after the complete destruction of the Earth‘s flora and fauna, scientists experiment with an incredibly nutritious plant implanted in the human body. In this cruel world where survival comes at a heavy price, one man breaks all the rules to save his wife’s life.
The filmmakers used the rotoscope technique to draw the characters frame by frame, so that even the slightest tremor of the actors can be seen on the screen. The 3D world surrounding the characters takes viewers on a visionary journey through future Hungary and Slovakia.
“White Plastic Sky” is produced by József Fülöp and Orsolya Sipos (SALTO Film) and Juraj Krasnohorsky (Artichoke), co-produced by Viktória Petrányi (Proton Cinema) and RTVS – Radio and Television Slovakia.
“We are delighted and honored to have our film debut at the Berlinale, one of the world’s most prestigious festivals, in the Encounters section, which is specifically designed to showcase innovative films that seek new perspectives and depart from the traditional. The work of many, many people over many years is finally being brought to the audience, and we are excited both for the festival and for the Hungarian premiere at the end of March,” the filmmakers said.
Photo Credit: SALTO Film