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True Sound Façade

United Kingdom 2020
Duration: 02:30
Directed by: Laura N-Tamara
Screenplay: Laura N-Tamara
Animation: Laura N-Tamara, Chiara Sgatti, Matthias Cucciniello, Laura Spark, Sujay Narayan
Technique: 2D Digital / Live action
Music: Narae Chung
Production/School: The Smalls
Dialogue language: n/a
Subtitles language: n/a

"True Sound Facade" is a poetic dance and animation film in which a dancer realises their digital self feels truer than their real world self. It was commissioned by the Barbican museum in London and stars dancer Kino McHugh. By combining live-action and animation, the film becomes a celebration of how our inner and outer lives merge with each other playfully in the act of artistic creation. It takes inspiration from the japanese notions of 'Honne' - the true sound, one's true feelings - and Tatemae - the façade we put up to live in society.