There is, indeed, the unspeakable

Two cubes mysteriously stand hovering above one another in a foggy grey sky when a man appears and the upper box of the two converts into a rank and pinion steering rack. Instead of triggering an explosion, a heavy sphere in slow-motion sinks down into the incubator below, where noises of industrial processing culminate in the creation of a dark opening from which nothing emerges other than a moderate growling.

Scene two: An ocean soundscape is heard but there is no water in sight, just a lushly drawn forest and green field of grass gently rolling, in stark contrast to the weighty aquarelle sky of the first scene.  This time around, the cube is a spherically shaped bunker from which the next person emerges, to lower a lever depriving the world of electricity. Blood and darkness spread out over a broad landscape where the cube of an electrical outlet is transformed into a small sugar cube in a teacup, gently stirred in a calm circular motion by a silver spoon. The prospect is presented of possibly incorporating a condensed world, albeit constituted by total disorder.

And so it is that There is, indeed, the Unspeakable – derived from a poem – is an apt title. It signals the inexplicable phenomena and associations unleashed by Sina Saadat and Marzieh Emadi's cut-out animation film – ranging from mysterious hatcheries and torture chambers to the effect of consciousness-expanding substances. (Melanie Letschnig)

Translation: Eve Heller

Orig. Title
Es gibt allerdings Unaussprechliches
4 min
Animation, Experimental
Orig. Language
No Dialogue
Marzieh Emadi, Sina Saadat
Concept & Realization
Marzieh Emadi, Sina Saadat
Available Formats
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
Sound Format
Frame Rate
30 fps
Color Format
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Festivals (Selection)
Wien - Two Days Animation Festival
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Wien - VIS Vienna Shorts
Wien - Tricky Women / Tricky Realities - Int'l Animation Filmfestival
Vilnius - Tindirindis International Animated Film Festival
Dresden - Filmfest