Réka Bucsi is back at Berlinale Shorts and answers some questions about herself and her new shortfilm.
She was born in Filderstadt, Germany in 1988 and studied animation at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in Budapest between 2008 and 2013. Furthermore the filmmaker attended Animation Sans Frontières (ASF) in Viborg, Denmark, where she also participated in the Open Workshop’s artist-in-residence programme. Réka Bucsi has also been artist in residence at Q21 in Vienna, Austria and presented „Symphony no. 42“ (2014) and „LOVE“ (2016) at Berlinale Shorts previously.
This year the director from Denmark is participating in the Berlinale Shorts Competition with her film „Solar Walk“, wich follows the journey of individuals and their creations in space. Flags are planted. Hands are held. First steps are taken on new worlds. And then the giant lets out a stream of black piss and pees a brand new universe. Two creatures jump into the new blackness of space. They become one with the new world. “Whoever you are. Where you are. And whatever you are. You are in the middle,” Alan Watts reflects in David OReilly’s ‚Everything‘ (Berlinale Shorts 2017). Bucsi pursues this question further, entering into a dialogue.
Still from ‚Solar Walk‘
What is your ambition in the film?
It was to make a movie, that just gets the viewer out of their skin for the time they are watching it. I wanted to create a careless journey through mind and space.
I find it hard to focus on individual subject matters smaller than the universe itself. Creation, and the question of motivation and ambition were my ambitions.
What do you like about the short form?
I like that shorts have an easy approach to the experimental form of storytelling. You can do pretty much anything that challenges classical narrative forms.
I enjoy that tiny details can play the lead role.
What are your future plans?
I want to make a feature film that enhances what I like about short films.