Die Flut © DEFA-Stiftung
Two men enjoy the sunset from their lonely island. A storm draws near, and they decide to build a boat. While one man is mindful of the coming danger and urges speed, the other wastes his time on decorative details.
This short film is available for streaming as part of the collection Against the Mainstream: Lutz Dammbeck's Animated Works.
Just as richly imaginative as Dammbeck’s debut animation The Moon, but teeming with even more surreal imagery, The Flood was the final film that the legendary director made for DEFA before leaving for West Germany. This short film takes inspiration from a Chinese fable and features music from internationally renowned jazz musician Günter “Baby” Sommer. The Flood is a feast for the senses and thematically dense without the utterance of a single word.
|2018||Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animation Film, Germany|
“Grimly surreal.” —DVDtalk.com