Luca Tóth’s debut film, Superbia, which premiered at the Critics’ Week in Cannes, is now available online.
The 15 minutes film tells about the story of the native people of the surrealistic land of Superbia, where men and women form separate societies, face the changes sparked by the first equal couple in their history.
Superbia received awards at several festivals — it has won the audience award at the Turku Animated Film Festival, the George Pal award for most promising Hungarian talent at Primanima, the best Hungarian animation award at Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival, and it was honored by the AFI Fest jury for its visual aesthetics. In addition the Critics’ Week, it has competed at festivals like the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Film, the Sarajevo Film Festival, the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, as well as the Chicago International Film Festival.
Luca Tóth got her BA diploma in Budapest at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and then went on to complete a Masters in England. As a graduate of the Animation Department at the Royal College of Art, she created The Age of Curious in 2013, which won the Jury Distinction Prize in the Graduation Film category at the Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy.
Superbia was supported by the Media Patronage Programme of the Hungarian Media Council, and was made in coproduction with Fakt Visuál Lab (HU), Maur Film and Czech Film Fund (CZ), Artichoke and Slovak Audiovisual Fund (SK), and Boddah (HU).
The music was composed by Csaba Kalotás, and the sound design was done by Péter Benjámin Lukács.