The Hangman at Home - VR
2020｜30'｜6 DoF｜English, French, Danish
Animated Film, Documentary｜Society, Poetry, Human Nature
Director: Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Producer(s): Late Love Production (DK), Floréal Films (FR), Miyu Productions (FR), National Film Board of Canada (CA)
Distributor: Floréal Films (FR)
“What does the hangman think about when he goes home at night from work?”
Inspired by the 1922 Carl Sandburg poem of the same title, this VR single-user immersive experience explores themes of acknowledgement and participation. It is not about hanging people, but about the awkward intimacy that comes with being human, and the connection between spectator, witness, and accomplice. The animated, interactive experience invites you into five interwoven stories, capturing pivotal moments in people’s lives. The Hangman at Home – VR ultimately reveals that we are all more alike than different, while raising questions of responsibility.
Director Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Michelle and Uri Kranot’s work has expanded beyond traditional animation, fusing painting, drawing and new technologies into contemporary experiences. Their work is frequently characterized by a poetic sensibility and fragmented narratives exploring past and present, fact and fiction. The Kranots first gained recognition with works such as Nothing Happens, Songbird, How Long Not Long, Black Tape and Hollow Land. They have been honoured with the top industry awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best VR Immersive Work at the 77th Biennale di Venezia, the Fipresci Prize at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, a place on the Oscars® shortlist, and the Danish Arts Foundation award for the performing arts. Both are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.