Sunday, February 18th
2:45 – 5:00pm
CARNEGIE INSTITUTION for SCIENCE
$11 IN ADVANCE HERE OR AT THE DOOR
Screens as part of Well That was a Pleasant Surprise! Narrative Shorts.
The Inescapable Arrival of Lazlo Petushki
Directed by Sven Werner
Lead Cast: Ciaron Kelly, Andrew Marley, Paul Anthony Cassidy, Jamie Roberts
UK / 2017 / 11mins
A scruffy young man is about to arrive in a mysterious city by boat, when he finds himself lost in the labyrinthine hull of the ship. On his surreal journey through the boat, he is chased by the inescapable; himself, the very luggage he was hoping to leave behind.
Sven Werner was born in Brussels, grew up in Luxembourg and is of German nationality. Following a business degree in Germany, and a Master of Arts in Cambridge, Sven went to the National Film School of Ireland, where he graduated in 2006. Sven has directed several award-winning shorts (Planet of the Blind, Magic Glasses). He was commissioned by the BBC to create the animation for BBC 4 documentary Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing, aired on 16th September 2015. In 2016, Scottish Film Talent Network commissioned Sven’s recent short The Inescapable Arrival of Lazlo Petushki for production. Sven’s first feature film, Cinema of Dreams, is currently in development. Sven is also a practicing artist. After moving to Glasgow in 2010, Sven started exploring and producing his new format of immersive art installations. Taking his feature film story as core inspiration, Sven developed Tales of Magical Realism, an immersive artistic experience in three parts, which allows the audience to experience his world of magical realism from within. Tales of Magical Realism II was selected for Made in Scotland and British Council Showcase 2013. Further artistic works include Homecoming: Station Stories, a story telling art installation, which travelled to Aberdeen Train Station, Waverley Station, Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street.