Rune Callewaert, The Masque of the Red Death

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Mentoren / Mentors:
Emma De Swaef
Edwin Carels
Jacky De Groen
Robbe Vervaeke

Stop-Motion Animatiefilm

When the eccentric owner of a bustling nightclub keeps an eye on his business, his eye catches a mysterious lady dressed in red whom he wants to make his own at all costs. The Masque of the Red Death is a stop-motion allegory about hunger, lust, decadence and decay.

Based on the short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) in which a bloody pestilence manages to invade a masked ball in a locked castle.

Wanneer de excentrieke eigenaar van een bruisende nachtclub zijn zaak in de gaten houdt, valt zijn oog op een mysterieuze, in het rood gehulde dame die hij koste wat kost de zijne wil maken. The Masque of the Red Death is een stop-motion allegorie over honger, lust, decadentie en verval.

Naar het gelijknamige kortverhaal van Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) waarin een bloederige pestepidemie een gemaskerd bal in een afgesloten kasteel weet binnen te dringen.

There were much glare and glitter and piquancy and
phantasm—much of what has been since seen in “Hernani.”
There were arabesque figures with unsuited limbs and
appointments. There were delirious fancies such as the
madman fashions. There were much of the beautiful, much
of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible,
and not a little of that which might have excited disgust. To
and fro in the seven chambers there stalked, in fact, a
multitude of dreams. And these—the dreams—writhed in
and about, taking hue from the rooms, and causing the wild
music of the orchestra to seem as the echo of their steps.
And, anon, there strikes the ebony clock which stands in the
hall of the velvet. And then, for a moment, all is still, and all
is silent save the voice of the clock.

– Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death, 1842