Program

Feature Film Competition

The Other Shape

Original title:La otra forma

Colombia

2023

Introduction

In the near future, Humanity builds an artificial Square Paradise on the surface of the Moon, which can only be reached if each one has the appearance and the way of thinking of a square. To achieve this goal, people use “squareism machines”: presses, corrective devices, and cosmetic surgeries that mold their bodies like cubes and close their minds to questioning. Peter Press, probably the most obsessed citizen to fit in that world, has been living with a press in his head for 20 years and has just completed his squareism process. About to get the passage to the Moon, an incident forces him to take the press off and observes a different form. The new shape shakes the foundations of its doctrine and jeopardizes its entrance to the precious Eden. Hoping that there is still a place for him in the Square Paradise, Peter climbs to the Moon on his own. The journey makes him discover that the other shape inside him is the last vestige of his individuality. Since Peter is the last man to complete the Square Paradise, he must decide whether to enter it or accept his true nature.

Director

Diego Felipe Guzmán

Director, Animator and Plastic Artist with Specialization in Animation from the National University of Colombia, with 10 years of experience in the field. He worked in the feature film Desterrada (2014) directed by Diego Guerra. Animator in the short film Camino de Agua para un Pez produced by Folimage and Lead Animator of the Series Old Folk’s Tales, produced by HIERROanimación. Selected by the Centro Ático and the Organization of American States to direct the emotional short film The Silence of the War. Animator of the video clip Contracorriente, nominated for Best Video Clip at the Shock Awards, the Latin American Film Festival of La Plata, and Bogoshorts. Animation Director of the short film Lenses and the feature film For a Bowl of Soup, both produced by HIERROanimación.