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Figure

Figure

Jonas Sars
Netherlands
2022
2 min
World Premiere
IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary
Synopsis

Age section 9-12 year

A short stop-motion film about a wooden mannequin—a figure you can put in different positions to use as a model for drawing or painting. An arm wobbles, toes stretch out, the head slowly turns upward: something (or someone?) is gradually coming to life.

Filmmaker Jonas Sars shows with beautiful simplicity how the figure increasingly becomes aware of its body, identity and possibilities to express itself. But with this awareness also comes insight into its limitations. Can you seek freedom, even if you’re “only” a wooden doll on a metal stick?

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Credits
2 min
color
DCP
Spoken languages: No dialogue
Director
    Jonas Sars
    Jonas Sars
Production
    Jonas Sars for Black Circle Productions
    Jonas Sars for Black Circle Productions
Cinematography
    Jonas Sars
    Jonas Sars
Editing
    Jonas Sars
    Jonas Sars
Music
    Justin Sars
    Justin Sars
Screening copy
    Black Circle Productions
    Black Circle Productions

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