FIFA at the McCord Museum
From May 21 to 23, 2021
The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) and the McCord Museum present the documentary Animus Animalis (A Story About People, Animals and Things) by Aistė Žegulytė. Immerse yourself in a fascinating work that sheds light on the complex relationship between humans and nature.
Animus Animalis (A Story About People, Animals and Things)
A taxidermist, a deer farmer and a museum worker live in the environment in which the line between reality and artificiality has become imperceptible. It’s a world where not only deer and boars but also plastic alligator mannequins are being hunted, while stuffed animals compete for the most alive-looking posture and legitimate gaze. The most important exhibits are set up in fabricated nature’s glass-case, sitting between aerosol-free trees and fake snow. Animals are looking from all the sides – dead or alive – they won’t stop observing you.
A special presentation in conjunction with the exhibition There Once was a Song by Meryl McMaster.
Animus Animalis (A Story About People, Animals and Things), Lithuania, 2018, 69 min., Aistė Žegulytė
In Lithuanian with English subtitles.
Free virtual activity by reservation.
Available online from May 21 at 6:00 p.m. to May 23 at 11:59 p.m.
This film is not recommended for young children.
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