A wonderful review by Steve Kopian about Love in idleness
by Kim Noce’s LOVE-IN IDLENESS is a masterpiece. A lovely cinematic representation of a meeting between Bottom and Titania it is a beautiful marriage of music and image
There is nothing here beyond the meeting- but there doesn’t have to be- it perfectly sums up that moment when you meet someone with whom you form an instant connection.
Noce’s notes on the film speak of how the film ties into the story of Bottom and Tatania but I don’t think that reading is really necessary since the film transcends it’s connection to the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to become something greater. Like another film from Mew Labs, Shaun Clark’s NECK AND NECK which reduced the story of Othello to its simplest form, LOVE-IN-IDLENESS stands completely on it’s own. While it helps to know who the man with the donkey head is, the emotion and the feeling is simply in the telling. Ultimately this the story of a man and a woman- that one has the head of a donkey and the other is the Queen of the Fairies is irrelevant in matters of the heart. All we need to know is really on the screen- the emotion is human and universal.
Discussing the deeper meaning is pointless. LOVE-IN-IDLENESS is simply a beautiful work of art. It’s a film that works on the viewer not like unlike a great painting or even the object of hearts desire- simply deeply and emotionally. It is a bolt of lightning that illuminates the nature of love.
Noce’s animation style of charcoal on paper is one that leaves behind the eased previous image. The erased marks deepen the emotion since it seems to put everything into a slow motion –stretching out each look, each smile, each touch. It’s as if the characters are vibrating with expectancy or from the touch of their lover. Forgive me, it’s hard to explain but anyone who has ever felt the electric touch of a lover will realize that Noce has captured an image of what that moment is like.
The image is a married to the work of composer Hutch Demouilpied who perfectly creates a mood. As good as Noce’s images are they are deepened by Demouilpied’s music.
This is a truly a masterful film.
Track this one down.
Currently on the festival circuit LOVE-IN-IDLENESS plays this weekend at Monstra the Lisbon Animation Film Festival as part of their erotic shorts collection.
Unseen Films: Love-in-Idleness (2016)
My film ” Love in Idleness” will be screening at Monstra Triple X | Lisbon Animated Film Festival on the 18 March … in the naughty session!
Tomorrow Sun 5 March at 4pm “Love in Idleness” will screens at Animac in the section “Against the wind 3”
Tonight! Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Love in idleness’ a charcoal animation which explores the fleeting delusional relationship between Titania, the tricked woman, and Bottom, the deluded donkey.
My film LOVE IN IDLENESS will screen in the ANIMATION SELECTION at the ICA for the London Short Film Festival LSFF this Friday 13 Jan at 20:15
FLAMIN at the London Short Film Festival
London Short Film Festival began last week at the ICA, running until Sunday 15 January. The Festival showcases new documentary, experimental and fictional short films alongside a programme of special events.
Don’t miss the FLAMIN commissioned experimental animation Love in Idleness by Kim Noce, shown as part of the New Shorts: Animation Selection event on Friday 13 January. Tickets are still available!
The short was commissioned as part of FLAMIN’s experimental animation programme Still Shakespeare, inspired by original research by Sally Barnden and produced in partnership with the London Shakespeare Centre at King’s College London and animation companies Film Club at Th1ng and Sherbert. Ideas were developed during workshops supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s College London.
Image: Kim Noce, Love in Idleness (2016)
Director & Animator: Kim Noce
Producer: Sue Loughlin
Assistant Director: Shaun Clark
Composer & Sound Designer: Hutch Demouilpied
Editor: Benji Gerstein
Sound Mixer: Chris White
“Love in Idleness” is my short film commissioned by Film London and made in conjunction with Film Club Th1ng will premiere at this years Edinburgh International Film Festival.
The films is nominate for the McLaren Award and will be shown on the ‘The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2’, Thursday 23 June 16:15 Filmhouse 1
Here you can view a clip of the film
EIFF prize itself to be a festival committed to showcasing the most exciting, original and challenging new films and the most promising new talent, each year EIFF welcomes over 1,400 industry delegates, filmmakers and members of the press. The 70th EIFF will take place from 15 to 26 June 2016.
Full program can be found at www.edfilmfest.org.uk
“Love in idleness it is a film exploring the fleeting delusional love relationship between Titania and Bottom. The film is made with charcoal on paper, the images are a series of drawings constantly erased and retraced.
Here below you can see a little clip behind the scenes
Nest of Stone won the jury Prize for the professional short film competition at the BeThere Animation Festival in Corfu Greece.