M.E. is an animated documentary about an invisible illness also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or M.E. This is an experiment using different modes of representation: creating a simulation of photophobia by using bright contrast and flashing white frames. Olly’s room is a safe place that protects him from being overwhelmed outside, but at the same time isolates him from the world.
Director: Alexandra Hohner
Best Documentary at Uno Sguardo raro — the Rare Disease International Film Festival (2018); Special Mention at MoviesScreenPro Film Festival (2018)
Alexandra Hohner is an animator born in Hungary, who went to the UK to study and ended up staying. Alexandra's main focus is on documenting compelling stories through animation and imagination. Her work displays a sensitive curiosity that gently encourages you to follow the narrative and maybe ask your own questions about the subjects you now have an interest in.
Selected FilmographyM.E. (2018)