In the three volumes of Desire and Sexuality: Animating the Unconscious Jayne Pilling, the Collection Editor and director of the British Animation Awards, has brought together a variety of visually striking and emotionally resonant animated shorts. Each DVD features 10 international films; the set includes both well known classics and lesser-known works.
There is something special about animation which makes it depiction of desire and sexuality so unique and absorbing. Perhaps the relationship between desire, sexuality and animation arises naturally from the process of making short film. Like a pocket mirror, the animated short partially reflects its maker. The animation process is rarely quick, is often intensely laborious, and yet the viewpoint it creates is often so intimate; uniquely charged with the electric immediacy of its making.
This collection includes:
A Feather Tale (La Basse Cour) Michèle Cournoyer
Forever & Forever Michaela Pavlatova
What She Wants Ruth Lingford
The Stain Marjut Rimminen & Christine Roche
Un Jour Marie Paccou
The Secret Joy of Falling Angels Simon Pummell
Milch Igor Kovalyov
Ring of Fire Andreas Hykade
Sweet (Sucré) Gael Brisou
Second Class Mail Alison Snowden