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Michael Frei’s “Plug & Play” film & app released online

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Following multiple award wins and a massive festival run of over a hundred screenings including Annecy, Ottawa, Clermont-Ferrand, Stuttgart, KLIK and Encounters, Michael Frei‘s Plug & Play, “a surreal play with plugs” has now been released online.

Alongside the release of the film itself, Frei has developed an interactive game version with Zurich-based Etter Studio, in which players can “explore the feelings of anthropoid creatures that go beyond sexuality and reproduction: love”

Coded by Mario von Rickenback, the interactive version makes full use of Frei’s visual style to create a satisfyingly tactile experience in which the behaviours and actions of the film’s curious ensemble can be manipulated and prompted by the viewer.


The game is available from iTunes at $2.99, for more information you can visit the film’s official site at

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@skwigly @thenfb @bonobostudio Watched it last night, what a wonderful piece of work. Such a great look to it.
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Dr. Bella Honess Roe
Stop motion + wool. The only that would make me happier is if it had chickens in it. Watch this - it's gorgeous.
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