Mimic is an experimental video directed by Lucio Arese with music of Yu Miyashita.
An hyperdense block of objects driven by music collides, collapses, spread into random formations and disintegrates at frantic speed.
Shot into a cattle market, the film rides the verge between nonsense, random noise and organic, structured audiovisual events, enhancing the plastic clashes of a digital inserted foreground into an old and rusty environment.
Humorous, lunatic, cartoonish, nightmarish, Mimic is an attempt to reach a complete unity between music and motion picture in an epoch of violent changes.
Grand Prix Experimental / CINE COURT ANIME 2013
Best Animated Short / Ashland Independent Film Festival 2012
Best Short Animation / San Diego Asian Film Festival 2012
38-39˚c gives us the blueprint of a relationship between a father and son inside the dream the protagonist experiences while under the spell of the elevated temperatures of a bathhouse. Thick sheets of paper in exquisite arrangement represent the two men who are linked by their identical birthmarks, yet cannot seem to look at each other. ---- Maureen Selwood
Sundance Film Festival
ANNECY International Animated Film Festival
OTTAWA International Animation Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Neshville Film Festival
Milwaukee Film Festival
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Florida Film Festival
Rockport Film Festival
Ashland Independent Film Festival
CINE COURT ANIME