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Michal Haruštiak

Vysoká škola múzických umení v Bratislave

A few millimetres under the root

Set in the United States during the 1930s and 40s, Michal Harustiak's animation A few millimetres under the root uses a simple story – that of an old man trying to find a quiet place to read his book – to reflect wryly on stubbornness, habit and inevitably. Driven from his home by the incredible noise of his wife's incessant vacuuming, from the local park by wailing ambulance sirens, and from church by a procession of black-clad mourners, the old man's search for peace takes him through the gates of the misty, ethereal graveyard. How far is he willing to go?