The Imploding Self

The Imploding Self

1995
14min
Short
The Imploding Self
Synopsis: 

A journey through the life of Fergus McLafferty. Fergus needs a role model. He chooses a fish with four legs - an axolotl. This inbred freak of nature becomes a metaphor for Fergus' life.

The Imploding Self traces Fergus's emotional turning points as he identifies more and more with is axolotl.  A lonely, obsessive child turns into a lonely adult, out of touch of reality.

As Fergus's mind and body decay, a psychological metamorphosis appears to necome a physical reality - or has our reality become his?

Status: 
Released
Genre: 
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama

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Festival/Awards: 
1995 - Venice International Film Festival, Mill Valley International Film Festival, Stiges International Film Festival, Cine Experimental Madrid. 1996 - Hamburg Short Film Festival
Technical information: 
Colour,35 mm

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