Interview with Laszló Csaki, director and screenwriter of the movie Pelikan Blue, interviewer Nikolaj Nikitin
"Csaki is very interested in animation and its limits. For him, it includes so many things: film, visual arts and literature. He always likes to find something new for his work that he hasn't done before, or if he has, not in this form. Thus, he generates for himself new situations where he can face new challenges.
Csaki graduated from the Department of Visual Communication at the Hungarian University of Art and Design. He is an interdisciplinary artist who is equally comfortable creating animated films, short films, documentaries, music videos and commercials. He mainly creates films, and so-called chalk animations, but he also deals with other genres, such as comics, intarsia, photography and book covers.
""Pelikan Blue"" is about the train ticket fraud fever of the 1990s that broke out in Hungary when traveling to the West became possible again. The visual style of the film is unique and fits well with the theme. The outstanding animation makes the audience relive those ""dark"" times, hoping they will never come back.
At first ""Pelikan Blue"" was planned to be a feature film, but throughout the process of researching, Csáki decided that it had to be a documentary in the form of animation. In the words of the director, this is the best genre for bringing out the originality of the story to the audience. As for keeping it true to life, the three main protagonists have been kept in contact since the very beginning of production.
""We have received more than 100 stories and out of these we have chosen 24 people to talk to...we have recorded almost 80 hours of interviews.""
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