The Legend of Goldhorn

The Legend of Goldhorn

Lea Vučko 15min

Original title : Legenda o Zlatorogu

Directed by : Lea Vučko

The Legend of Goldhorn (2023) is an animation by Lea Vučko, selected in the “Competition Prix SAUVAGE CORTO” section of the 19th edition of the Paris European Film Festival, Europe by Europe.

Synopsis :

A hunter heads out to the mountains to mend his broken heart. On his way, he can’t escape the visions of his lover who left him. As he loses his mind, his dark side comes to life. The shadow guides him to hunt the mythical Goldhorn and ultimately leads him to his demise. Based on the Slovenian folktale, a story about greed and our relationship towards nature. Musical score made with traditional Slavic instruments.



“The story unfolds in a mythical past, an era when people were connected to the laws of nature. This is depicted through the color scheme. The colors are vibrant, reminiscent of ultraviolets and infrareds that surround us but are invisible to our human eyes. The vivid colors also starkly contrast with the dark storyline. The painting style is inspired by expressionism and is achieved with custom-designed brushes that simulate painting on glass.”
Lea Vučko.

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