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Ushev, Théodore 1968-

Works: 30 works in 69 publications in 3 languages and 1,059 library holdings
Genres: Short films  Animated films  Biography  Experimental films  Drama  Children's films  Juvenile works  Political films  Caricatures and cartoons  Abstract films 
Roles: Director, Restager , Author, Illustrator, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.5, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Théodore Ushev
Most widely held works by Théodore Ushev
Ballad of a thin man : in search of Ryan Larkin by Chris Robinson( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ballad of a Thin Man" explores the life, work and times of Ryan Larkin, a brilliant Academy Award-nominated animator, whose short film "Walking," made in 1969, is considered one of the most influential animated films of all time. Yet, soon after this early triumph, Larkin dropped from view and, when the author finds him thirty years later, he's living on welfare and panhandling for change on a Montreal street corner. In this highly personal and deeply felt narrative, Chris Robinson examines Larkin's troubled career and, in a kind of dual biography, looks at his own troubled family history, his alcoholism and search for redemption, which in many ways mirrors the story of the troubled animator. At once sad, hopeful, and at times excruciatingly funny, "Ballad of a Thin Man" is an incisive profile of an influential artist and a deeply felt meditation on what it means to take responsibility for one's life and actions. The book includes a bonus DVD featuring "Walking" and Larkin's 1972 "Street Musique," as well as Chris Landreth's Oscar-winning film about the animator, "Ryan" (2004)
Lipsett Diaries by Théodore Ushev( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short film in the form of a private journal evoking Canadian filmmaker Arthur Lipsett's tormented life, from childhood years marked by loneliness to his suicide in 1986 at age 49
Drux flux( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part figurative, part abstract, Drux Flux is an animated short comprised of fast-flowing images showing modern people crushed by industry. Inspired by One-Dimensional Man, by philosopher Herbert Marcuse, the filmmaker deconstructs industrial scenes and their terrifying geometry to show the inhumanity of progress."--Website
Tzaritza( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lili misses her grandma, her Baba, who lives near the Black Sea. Thanks to a tzaritza, a magic shell, Lili brings her grandma to the heart of Montreal to make her father a happy man. Theodore Ushev combines warmth, humour, magic and reality as he explores Bulgaria through the eyes of a 6-year-old girl. The lively, luminous images are complemented by the music of Normand Roger."--Container
Tower Bawher by Théodore Ushev( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tower Bawher is like a whirlwind tour of Russian constructivist art, and filmmaker Theodore Ushev pays homage to the movement with cascading, energetic animation. Constructivism was born out of the Russian Revolution of 1917, and Tower Bawher is filled with visual references to artists of the era (including Vertov, Stenberg, Rodchenko, Lissitsky and Popova), who saw their art as being in the service of the people. The work of these artists was a key part of the cultural landscape in Ushev's native Bulgaria. Over the same stirring Georgy Sviridov music that opened the Soviet regime's nightly newscast in the 1970s, Ushev highlights line, form and dynamic rhythms in place of volume and static mass. The title of the film is an allusion to constructivist architect Vladimir Tatlin's tower, conceived in homage to the glory of the proletariat. Drawing on the tower's design, the movement in the film draws us continually upwards towards a utopian summit. But in the end, all of the grandiose, futuristic forms that point to a glowing future wind up crashing under the weight of ideology. In Tower Bawher Ushev celebrates the genius of constructivist artists, while also offering a scathing commentary on art in the service of ideology. A film without words."--Container
The story smuggler by Georgi Gospodinov( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les journaux de Lipsett by Théodore Ushev( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short animated film about Canadian filmmaker Arthur Lipsett
Volatile materials = Matières vives( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract animation after McLaren
Talespinners collection 2 : animation for modern kids = Collection 2 les petits conteurs : films d'animation pour les enfants d'aujourd'hui( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes seven tales of children who confront challenges with ingenuity and creativity. Each story brings facets of a different cultural community to the screen, through a setting, accent, folk element, tradition, particular food or vocabulary. Young viewers will be captivated by the adventures and determination of the Talespinners' children. This collection includes four original tales and three inspired by books. The stories have particular appeal to modern kids growing up in a complicated world
The man who waited = L'homme qui attendait( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For his entire life a man has waited outside a closed door. What lies behind? The truth he seeks or another door? Featuring stark animation and a powerful expressionist line, the film illustrates a fruitless and absurd quest for truth"--Container
Animation en folies !. 22 films des maîtres de l'animation by Anita Lebeau( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in French and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animation express( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé: Compilation de 26 films d'animation produits par l'Office national du film du Canada qui célèbre en 2009 son 70e anniversaire. [SDM]
Annecy Awards 2013( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloria Victoria( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloria Victoria unfolds on the still-smouldering rubble of a furious 20th century, propelled by the exalting "invasion" theme from Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony (No. 7). Resembling a military march with bolero overtones, the music sweeps over imagery of combat fronts and massacres, leading us from Dresden to Guernica, from the Spanish Civil War to star wars. It is at once a symphony that serves the war machine, that stirs the masses, and art that mourns the dead, voices its outrage and calls for peace. Gloria Victoria is the third film in a trilogy on the relationship between art and power. It is the work of an exceptionally gifted filmmaker and multi-faceted artist, a virtuoso of collage and recycling who conjures up everything from surrealism to Dracula, and makes cubist constructions emerge from the horror of dismembered bodies. Through a multitude of quotations, allusions and references, Theodore Ushev orchestrates a thundering nightmare in the name of peace
Animation express 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ONF enrichit le monde de l'animation d'œuvres inoubliables, en s'associant avec les artistes et les artisans les plus talentueux dans un esprit de créativité et d'innovation. La compilation Animation Express ii présente les meilleurs crus des années 2010 et 2011, concoctés par des cinéastes d'origines culturelles diverses, dont de grandes personnalités comme Paul Drissen, Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby, Co Hoedeman, Georges Schwizgebel, Koji Yamamura. Un éventail de 21 films qui ravira tous les publics en leur faisant traverser des territoires inexplorés
L'homme qui attendait( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animation en folies! by Chris Lavis( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

26 courts métrages d'animation produits par l'ONFC : "Madame Tutli-Putli", "Jeu de forme", "Hungu", "Rosa Rosa", "L'Ondée", "Retouches", "Révérence", "Un peu de monnaie s"il vous plaît", "L'Echine", "L'Homme qui dort", "Comment les humains ont obtenu le feu", "Robe de guerre", "Drux Flux", "Isabelle au bois dormant", "Le Noeud cravate", "Reviens au printemps", "Ha'aki", "Ici par ici", "Flutter", "Engine 371", "L'Invasion des crustacés de l'espace", "Sainte Barthe", "Paradis", "Vive la rose", "Au pays des têtes", "Train en folie."
Animation express 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'ONF remet ça pour une deuxième fois! La même équipe qui nous avait concocté l'étonnante compilation Animation Express propose de nouveaux courts métrages d'animation tous aussi extraordinaires les uns que les autres"--[Conteneur]
3e page après le soleil( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

À l'origine, trois livres: un guide pratique, un ouvrage de référence, un recueil de récits fondateurs de la culture occidentale. Plus simplement : le catalogue d'un festival de films, un dictionnaire, la Bible. Trois ouvrages dont la matérialité est rendue obsolète par la dématérialisation numérique. Dans un geste libérateur - S'agit-il d'un gaspillage sacrilège ou d'une agressive entreprise de récupération ? - l'artiste et cinéaste Theodore Ushev a recouvert les pages de peinture, masquant les mots et brouillant les signes pour créer trois films sur la base de ce matériau, générant ainsi un autre sens, un autre mouvement, une autre énergie... Nous voici au cœur d'un acte de création par la destruction, au milieu d'un puissant défouloir artistique constitué de trois animations abstraites qui se déploient sur autant d'écrans, le tout porté et structuré par une musique originale d' Ana Sokolovic . Entre les trois livres cérémonieusement présentés et cet amas de pages barbouillées déposées au milieu de la pièce, il y a l'action de l'artiste. Il y a, aussi, le dispositif technique du cinéma qui donne vie à la matière. Commentaire sur la fragilité de la culture, 3 e page après le soleil, l'installation réactualise la notion de palimpseste
Animation express 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Ballad of a thin man : in search of Ryan Larkin
Alternative Names
Teodor Usjev

Théodore Ushev

Theodore Ushev bulgarischer Animator

Theodore Ushev Canadian illustrator

Theodore Ushev grafisch ontwerper uit Bulgarije

Theodore Ushev ilustrador canadiense

Ušev, Teodor

Ušev, Teodor 1968-

Ushev, Theodore

Τεοντόρ Ουσέβ Καναδός σχεδιαστής ταινιών εμψύχωσης

Теодор Ушев български илюстратор и аниматор


English (30)

French (18)

German (1)