Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus by Croatian director Dalibor Barić is one of the 27 titles that will be considered for nominations in the category of Animated Feature at the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards.
Members of the Academy tasked with choosing the animated films to receive a nomination for an Academy Award will now proceed to watch at least fifty percent of the titles in the category. The five nominations will be announced in late March, given that the Academy Awards ceremony has been postponed until late April. According to American film portal The Wrap, given the circumstances caused by the pandemic, until a week ago, it seemed there would only be 13 films competing in this category. However, the Animated Feature race has received a boost by the addition of 14 international contenders, including the Croatian film produced by Zagreb production house Kaos and Ivan Katić as producer.
Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus’ had its world premiere at Annecy International Animation Film Festival, it premiered in Croatia at Animafest.
Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus is a story about Martin, who tried to fight the system but is now on the run, and conceptual artist Sara. Together, they join a revolutionary commune in the countryside, with the police on their trail. Inspector Ambroz knows that asking the right questions is more important than the answers, because maybe none of this is true.
Dalibor Barić animated, directed and edited the film, as well as writing the script and music, while Ivan Katić was the film’s producer. Rakan Rushaidat, Ana Vilenica, Frano Mašković, Nikša Marinović, Mario Kovač, Željka Veverec, Boris Bakal and Pavlica Brazzoduro Bajsić lend voices to the characters, while Dino Brazzoduro and Ivan Zelić of Studio Nazor did the sound design. The film was created with the support from the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and the City of Rijeka.