Official Selection

Spermaceti

Belgium 2018
Duration: 11:35
Directed by: Jacky De Groen
Screenplay: Jacky De Groen
Animation: Jacky De Groen
Technique: Hand painted, frame-by-frame
Music: Craig Sutherland
Production/School: Sarah D'hanens
Dialogue language: English
Subtitles language: No dialogue, no subtitles

Sailors kill time under a blistering sun, awaiting a sign of their prey. After bloodshed, a strong arm offers a moment of shelter. A boy gets his first tattoo. Spermaceti evokes the transitional space-time of a young man who finds himself on the threshold of an initiation. As we fluctuate between the underwater and the above, boundaries become slippery.


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