Here's the pinch, Daddy ate my pet lobster.
It's never easy to say out loud you have a phobia of seafood. It is not a preference or an ethical decision, but one defined by a visceral reaction I get from the smell and awareness of seafood around me.
I created The Lobster to help empathize with others with my experience. With Live action films, we often see performers who have a brand and voice they bring to their art. However, in animation, while still being specific with a character, there still is a level of abstraction that allows for enough non-representational qualities for the audience to subconsciously project and bring their own experience into the characters. This film is my attempt to bring some clarity to others about what I experience anytime a certain smell creeps into my nose.
#AniFab the Animalis Fabula Film Festival '22 compiles the information presented in the official selections from FilmFreeway our film festival partner as well as from the filmmakers.
The Festival Director presents the information as it is presented to AniFab.