‘Ex Anima Experience’ at the Venice Film Festival

Audience members lived the “Ex Anima Experience” as it was presented at the Venice Film Festival in the “Virtual Reality” category. The VR film was co-directed by Bartabas and Pierre Zandrowicz and co-produced by Atlas V, Arte and mk2.

In this film, where horses are actors playing the History of their relationship with Humanity, Bartabas confides wanting “to share [his] child gaze with the viewer so that they can get as close as possible to the animal and his mystery”.

The winners list of this 76th edition was well-filled (12 linear films and 15 interactive films were competing) and rewarded Céline Tricart’s The Key with the Best Immersive VR work Award, Ricardo Laganaro’s A Linha with the Best Virtual Reality Experience Award, and the Award for Best Virtual Reality Story went to Joel Kachi Benson’s Daughters of Chibok.