Miss Mouse’s inevitable decline on Planet Utero.
Written, directed and composed by Faiyaz Jafri
Soundtrack produced and mixed by David Barratt at The Abbatoir Of Good Taste (NYC)
Synopsis: In a far off galaxy a young girl’s escape from a dystopian suburban planet has unforeseen consequences.
trt: 09:18 / aspect ratio 16:9 / stereo
available formats: HDCam / Blu-ray / MiniDV / DigiBeta / DVD / .MOV
A Plastic Peach production / all rights reserved © 2013 Faiyaz Jafri
Winner Best Animation, Queens World Film Festival, Queens, USA (2013)
Winner The Feminism Award, Bad Theater Fest, Brooklyn, USA (2015)
QWFF (Queens, USA) 3/5-3/8/2013
Latronic Horror SFF, (Latronica, Italy) 4/2013
Pictoplasma (Berlin, Germany) 4/12/2013
Chilemonos (Santiago, Chili) 5/8-5/11/2013
PUFF, (Hong Kong) 06/2013
Anima Mundi (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) 2-11/08/2013, (São Paulo, Brasil) 14-18/08 2013
Fantasia (Montreal, Canada) 07/2013
Short Shorts Mexico 5-11/09 2013
Anim’est (Bucharest, Romania) 10/4-10/13/2013
Feratum (Tlalpujahua, Mexico) 3-6/10 2013
Animaldiçoados (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) 7-15/09 2013, (Sao Paulo, Brasil) 19-20/10 2013
Atlanta Underground FF (Atlanta, USA) 10/2012
Bideodromo (Gasteiz, Spain) 10/22 2013, (Bilbao, Spain) 10/4 2013
Big Apple Film Festival (New York, USA) 11/2013
XXV Marató de cinema fantàstic i de terror de Sants. (Barcelona, Spain) 11/11/2013
Medina del Campo (Spain) 03/2014
MASHRome (Rome, Italy) 06/2014
Mumia (Belo Horizonte, Brasil) 10 2014
Newfilmmakers NY (New York, USA) 11/27 2014
Festival Bear (Dresden, Germany) March 2015
Bad Theater Fest (Brooklyn, USA) 04/18/2015
Planet Utero, a suburban planet with 288 identical houses evenly distributed on its lower hemisphere and the head of Miss Mouse under the top transparent hemisphere, orbits in space, excreting bubbles.
Miss Mouse awakes and a red human size egg enters in each house through a trap door in the floor. The egg melts away to reveal an upright sleeping naked girl. Another egg appears opposite the girls. The eggs sprout tentacles, which pierce and suck something out of the girls’ abdomen. The tentacles retract and the pierced girls are disposed off through the trapdoor. The remaining eggs melt away and reveal again upright sleeping naked girls. New eggs appear through the trapdoor across the girls and the same sequence repeats itself again, continuously.
The disposed off girls slide through a tube into the planet’s cloaca. Here they are encased in waste bubbles and excreted into space.
By chance, Luh, one of the girls, wakes up. She instinctively grabs the tentacle before being pierced and rips it apart from the egg. She falls through her trapdoor and ends up leaving the planet as all the other girls inside a waste bubble.
Luh’s bubble crashes on a green planet. She brakes out of it and gives birth to her child surrounded by giant daisies, deer, ladybugs and butterflies.
Back on planet Utero, the egg with the torn tentacle dies and rots away. As a result the ecosystem of the planet fails and Miss Mouse dies as well.
Some years later Luh and her child are riding a giant deer on the green planet. The child sees a large orb in the sky and asks in a foreign tongue ”Mama, what is that funny looking moon?” The mother replies “That is no moon, little one. That’s where you were made.” The big orb is in fact the deceased planet Utero passing by the green planet. The child asks, “Is that where my father is?” “No, little one. I am your father.” The mother replies. Planet Utero passes by and disappears.