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Intimate Animation: Veronica L. Montaño & Manuela Leuenberger (“Ivan’s Need”)

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int03Following our recent podcast minisode series, Skwigly are extending our coverage of this year’s Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival into episode 3 of Intimate Animation, our new podcast series where we explore, discuss and interview the talents behind animations (old and new) that deal with themes of love, relationships and sexuality.

In this episode we meet Veronica L. Montaño and Manuela Leuenberger, two of the three-person team (with Lukas Suter) behind the multi-award-winning festival hit Ivan’s Need. Brightly rendered using stark digital 2D processes, the film tells the tale of young Ivan, a baker’s assistant who finds himself besotted with one of their more well-endowed customers. Produced at the Lucerne School of Art and Design, the film recently screened as part of the Encounters Late Lounge following a festival run that includes showings at Annecy, ITFS Stuttgart, KLIK! Amsterdam, the Manchester Animation Festival and Sommets du cinéma d’animation.

Also discussed in this episode are more abstract animation approaches to themes of love and sex, including Réka Bucsi‘s beautifully-made new film Love and Grant Orchard‘s mograph microshort Yeah Just There.

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Presented by Ben Mitchell and Laura-Beth Cowley
Produced and edited by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell

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