Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2021

I Gotta Look Good for the Apocalypse

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ayce Kartal / France, Turkey / 2021 / 6 min / Colour / DCP / In English / Arabic subtitles
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

This film is screening as part of Uncertain Futures II programme. Buy your tickets here .


March 2020. The whole planet locks itself in. Our world, which we call “real”, is drained of what used to be its substance, and forms of digital life multiply; avatars share a common life in a virtual universe. But what if the crisis we are actually experiencing is not a pandemic, but an accelerated derealisation of our lives? A mixed media animation about the Covid-19 lockdown, and its effect on relationships and increasingly digitised lives.


Ayce Kartal

Ayce Kartal graduated from Anadolu University in Eskişehir with a Master of Fine Arts in 2010. His last film, 'Wicked Girl' received the Césars Award for the Best Animated Short Film in 2019. It's also the first animated short in 40 years to win the National Grand Prize in Clermont-Ferrand.


Ayce Kartal
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