11 (Short Film) ★★★ 1/2 Bolton International Film Festival

11 (Short Film) ★★★ 1/2 Bolton International Film Festival

With dynamic sketch animation, painting and ink work throughout, Vuk Jevremovic’s five-minute short 11 brilliantly captures those challenging moments a player has when performing in a game of football.

Three masters of football… They can perform wonders during the match and score impossible goals… But what happens in their heads when they are about to take penalty kicks?

There are tonnes of little moments littered through the short, almost blasted into your head as you watch it, making you pause for a second to catch if you really did just see what you did. A goalkeeper turns into a demon-turned-spider. Something blocks the goal as the player tries to focus on where he is going to shoot. It is all so manic, but then again, so is the sport. Football is non-stop; you are always thinking.

Even when you are playing, your mind can take hold of you. It can be challenging to centre yourself with a million things running around in your head, yet somehow, players do it all the time. Jevremovic does something quite tremendous here with his film, quite unlike anything you will have seen previously. This is a testament to his creativity as an artist, as this is a glorious, moving piece of artwork.

The artwork itself is something to behold; as mentioned, there is so much going on in these five minutes that you barely have time to breathe. Yet, even more importantly, each moment can mean something different; what those moments or thoughts mean to the player can be something else to you. 11 is entirely interpretative and hypnotising to watch, a beautiful, frenetic composition.

11 is a wholly unique glance at what it feels like to play football; this is a short that anyone can take something different from. What is the meaning of the sharks in the water replacing the pitch? Well, that is up to you. It is a wonderfully open short film that you will gravitate to and leave you pondering.

The Bolton International Film Festival is running physically from October 4th – 8th and Online from the 11th – 22nd October. For more information please click here

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