Superbia (animation)

In the land of Superbia strict rules devide the societies of women and men, maintained also physically by the Milk River originating from the Cow God. Different customs and manners estrange the sexes far apart, the strong and sturdy women on one side and the decent and delicate men on the other.The story follows three main characters. A man and a woman find their ways to each other against all odds. Their actions become the catalyst of change within the societies, sparking a cultural revolution. The third and most conflicted character is a nemesis female character who does not want or does not know how to adapt to a coming, unknown new era.

Director’s statement
The short film Superbia is about exploring the preconceptions and conflicts between the sexes. The characters and storylines rely on the biology-based reasoning and restrictive traditional gender roles still determining today’s societies. The film reflects on the absurdity of many of our prevalent and often seemingly irrefutable views on gender roles passed on by traditions, in a sarcastic and surreal manner.
In the process of making Superbia it has been important to develop the script, the character designs and the colour sketches parallely, to integrate them organically into one single entity that could not exist in any other form.

Animation technique: digital 2D frame-by-frame animation

Luca Tóth studied animation at the Moholy-Nagy School of Design (MOME) in Budapest and at the Royal College of Art in London. She received a number of awards for he graduation short film The Age of Curious, such as the jury distinction at the Annecy IAFF or a special mention at the ITF in Stuttgart.

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Selected awards:
Annecy IAFF – Jury Distinction
ITF Stuttgart – Special Mention
Fresh Film Fest – Best Film Prize
Tenderpixel – Best Film
Clermont-Ferrand ISFF – official selection

Selected work experiences:
2014-2015 Oligarchia – Hungarian activist web series (produced by Krétakör and FAKT visual lab)
2013-2015 Freelance animation in London for Nexus production, Scriberia