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The Physics of Sorrow Theodore Ushev

Dreams can burst like chewing gum bubbles. Georgi Gospodinov’s novel “The Physics of Sorrow” was Theodore Ushev inspiration for this saga of a generation and for the animation of encaustic paintings.

The Physics of Sorrow

Animated Film
Canada
2019
27 minutes
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No
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Marc Bertrand
Theodore Ushev
Theodore Ushev
Theodore Ushev
Theodore Ushev
Olivier Calvert
Dreams can burst like chewing gum bubbles. This and chronic Weltschmerz make the emphatic narrator – “I am us” – suffer. He tries to ward the important stuff against transience by compiling inventories of the present. Melancholic nostalgia is all that remains of his youth in Bulgaria, the move to Canada and world events in general. Georgi Gospodinov’s novel “The Physics of Sorrow” inspired Theodore Ushev to this saga of a generation and the first film made completely of encaustic paintings.

Nadja Rademacher