A London underground fairy tale.
Tical in the Thunderground
“Tical in the Thunderground” transforms documentary footage of the London Tube to a fairytale novel of a kingdom set in the future. Thus, a documentary fairy tale is created.
The little girl Tical tells us of the Kingdom Thunderground, a land that has burrowed itself deep into the earth. The king’s satiety and boredom lead him to steal his subjects time, helped in this by both his devious state-officers and the cruel monsters of the deep. But those subjects begin to revolt…
director: Bert Knieper
genre: documentary fairytale
duration: 22 min.
format: 35 mm
original title Tical und das Donnergrund
picture format 35 mm | 636 m | 1:1,37 | color
voices Inga Schröder | Carola Meyer | Jürgen Elbers | and others
writer & director Bert Knieper
photography Bert Knieper
editing Bert Knieper
music Johannes Becker | Peter Roloff | Ingo Wolf
producer Peter Roloff
production maxim film
1998 Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival, Canada
1998 International Film Festival Figueira da Foz, Portugal – Prémio Descoberta, Instituto Português da Juventade
1998 International Film Festival Leeds, England
1998 Murphy’s International Film Fest Cork, Ireland
1998 Kasseler Film- und Videotage, Germany
1999 Panoramique de Curtmetratge Sueca-Valencia, Spain
1999 Cinerail International Railway Film Festival, France
1999 Intern. Short Film Fest Teheran, Iran
2000 European Forum of Digital Films, Saint Denis, France
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