Edgar’s ordinary life is disrupted by a newborn calf he sees on a tourist trip to a slaughterhouse. He takes it home after finding out that the calf would become a schnitzel. His life is turned upside down when the calf turns into a cow and breaks things he holds dear. Edgar realizes that his decision wasn’t the best and decides to make a radical solution.
My name is Edgar and I have a cow
Czech Repubblica, Slovakia 2023
Filip Diviak is a Slovak film director and animator. He studied animation at the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín, Czech Republic. He focuses primarily on hand-drawn animation, but also works in part as an illustrator and the designer of both the characters and the environment. While in school, he did an internship in the Animaskin Studio in Norway. Later, he worked as a designer for the Prague Krutart studio. In 2021, he and other animators set up the Tri Pirogy animation studio based in Zlín. His main interest is to tell stories concerning important social topics, as seen through the eyes of a child. Innocently, gently, inventively, and playfully. He has shot several successful short films that have won awards at festivals around the globe.