Award of Excellence – Ad Libitum (USA)

Title: Ad Libitum
Runtime: 12 min
Country: USA
Director: Miguel Ángel Arévalo
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: June, 2023

Synopsis: A philosopher woman is tired of the violence provoked by the Second World War and makes the decision that she wants to choose the way in which she wants to die, testing her own willpower in the process. She builds a torturing mechanism with the help of a medic, which consists in a drop of water constantly dropping to the front of her head. This drop was a common torturing mechanism in the past that, with time, perforates a person’s skin, resulting in death.