Another Day of Life
Jeszcze Dzień Życia
Animation proves a rich medium for this documentary about a journalist venturing into the heart of the Angolan Civil War.
In 1975, Angola was on the cusp of independence, but caution, not celebration, filled the air. Centuries of Portuguese colonisation had given way to an incipient civil war for the right to rule the nation. Amid the chaos, Polish photojournalist Ryszard Kapuściński journeyed to the front line of the conflict, risking his life to be the first in the world to cover this breaking war.
Inspired by Kapuściński’s signature style of blending reportage with magical realism, Another Day of Life adopts a bold visual strategy of intertwining 3-D animation with live-action footage. Kapuściński’s delirium and daydreams come alive in spectacular animated sequences, while live-action interviews lend a weight and immediacy to the material. The result joins Waltz with Bashir and Tower in the pantheon of great animated non-fiction.
Cast & Credits
Raúl de la Fuente is a Spanish documentarian whose films include the Oscar-nominated short Minerita (2013) and the feature Nömadak TX (2006).
Damian Nenow is a Polish animator who graduated from the National Film School in Łódź. His animated shorts include The Aim (2005), The Great Escape (2006), Paths of Hate (2010) and City of Ruins (2010).
Jarek Sawko, Ole Wendorff-Østergaard, Amaia Remírez, Raúl de la Fuente
Raúl de la Fuente, Amaia Remírez, Damian Nenow, David Weber, Niall Johnson
*Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Biografilm Festival 2018
*Official Selection, San Sebastian International Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Bucheon Animation International Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Lugano Human Rights International Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Haifa International Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Fantoche International Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Annecy International Film Festival 2018