Go to the moon, follow in the footsteps of the Chernobyl disaster or the demilitarised zone between South and North Korea. These are the settings of the three films in the VR series Fear and Dreams. Their directors choose different narrative approaches, mixing documentary adventure, poetry and fairy tale. Animation and live action are equally formally encountered here. All this in an evocative rendition of linear VR projection.
1st Step / Jörg Courtial / Germany 2019 / 14 min / English – Follow the footsteps of Apollo expeditions and experience the famous “ one small step for a man but a giant leap for mankind” at first hand. VR documentary, but also a fairy tale about a dream come true.
Awards: Cannes XR – VeeR Future Award.
A Fire at Chernobyl / Ash Khatibi / Denmark 2020 / 14 min / English – Irina, Jurij and their daughter dream about a peaceful life in Pripyat. When the nearby nuclear plant blows up, Jurij has to join the front line as a fireman. And his family’s fate turns upside down.
Dreamin’Zone / Fabienne Giezendanner / France, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea 2020 / 18 min / English – An animated story of a Korean girl’s life who – on her eighth’s birthday- decides to find out if her father is still alive (lastly he was kept as a refugee in hostile North Korea). Will she cross the notorious demilitarized zone for him?