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Ina Conradi
Mark Chavez
Singapore, 2017, 6 min.

In Tibetan with English subtitles.
This film is family friendly.

AIFF Award Winner:
Jury Award for Creative Achievement

Chrysalis is a tale of personal struggles and endurance. The film is based on an old legend about the butterfly's struggles to evolve.

Director's Statement

Chrysalis follows up the abstract and surreal structure of earlier war film Elysian Fields that premiered at the Arizona International Film Festival in 2013. The film continues developing the story about life and death and human perseverance. We wanted Chrysalis to install hope. However, the idea of metaphysical quickly expanded to topics such as evil, dehumanisation, totalitarian governments, and environmental disasters. The quintessence legend of a butterfly summed up all of the ideas well.

Category: Fantasy, Festival Alum.
Themes: Culture, Environment, Identity, World Cinema.