What is reality and what is imagination? Who defines the boundaries? A gifted pianist plays piano. The piano reflects the pianist’s emotion, exploding every dimension. As does the emotion: the man misses his daughter, is no longer allowed to see her. Had the man seen a doctor, however, he would most likely have been diagnosed with a psychosis. Would, should, could. He lives on the street. The mother is worried, as the man who was once her husband sinks ever deeper. What kind of world is this that puts a smile on his face while inspiring nothing but fear in her? The daughter has no fear. All that remains is longing.
In DISSONANCE, reality and fantasy merge, flow into one another. 3D animation and live action become one. An odyssey through time and space. A modern fairytale.
TILL NOWAK studied Media Design from 2000-2005 at the Fachhochschule Mainz. In 1999, he founded frameboX, a studio for digital art and animation. His short DELIVERY (2005) brought him international attention, winning more than 35 awards at international festivals and was nominated for the European Film Award. His other films include the highly-acclaimed shorts THE CENTRIFUGE BRAIN PROJECT (2011) and DISSONANCE (2015).
Annecy 2015 (In Competition)