Love is fear is an animated short film based on the homonymous poetry of Greek critic and poet Manolis Anagnostakis.
The team formed by the animator Afroditi Bitzouni and sound designers Kyriakos Charalampides and Giuliano Anzani, wanted to pay homage to one of the artist’s works that most invites us to maintain our sensitivity while ignoring the cruelty that surrounds us.
The audio, whose voice is of the poet himself, is accompanied by a series of illustrated sequences inspired by the poetry keywords and some natural sounds that were sampled and then inserted as background.
The result is a beautiful combination of ancient material and contemporary media that offers the public the opportunity to experience poetry with more senses.
Love is the fear that connects us with others
Do we truly die for the others or this way we avenge our lives
or this way we spit all the measly resemblances
and at some time a sunray goes through our dried up minds
something like a vague memory of our lively prehistory.
We have reached the days when you don’t know what to measure
erotic events and stock market companies
you can’t find a mirror into which to cry out your name
simple intentions of life secure the current affairs
boredom, lust, dreams, business dealings, cheating
and if I think it’s because custom is better than guilt.