The ambitious and immersive animated film Ruben Brandt, Collector centers on the titular character (Iván Kamarás), a psychotherapist who has mental issues of his own. To rid himself of his nightmares, Ruben enlists several of his patients to steal 13 paintings from several of the world’s most renowned museums.
Directed by Hungarian animator Milorad Krstic, Ruben Brandt, Collector is a seamless blend of pop art and film noir, and the feature is littered with references in both the art world and cinema.
“The moment I got to the audition and saw the first concept,” said Kamarás. “I saw the first few frames of the whole movie – the animation was colored and sometimes it wasn’t. Sometimes it was a sketch – animatics it’s called. I immediately could see what potential this movie had and how much power it had on me.”
Click on the media bar to hear Kamarás discuss how the power of art is front and center with Ruben Brandt, Collector:
Ruben Brandt, Collector is now out on DVD and Digital via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.