By a prehistoric lake, dark as the grave in the heart of the jungle, lives the Hominid surrounded by luscious fruits, protozoons and quaint seabirds. The peace is broken when several mysteries reveal themselves. Where do the terrifying noises that keep the primate awake at night come from? What does the hungry jungle cat want? And who is the lady in black that moves across the lake?
Day of the Hominid (Den Svarta Sjön) is the second collaboration between director Eva-Marie Elg, comic book writer Kolbeinn Karlsson and the band Kallioinia. The story is as psychedelic as our first film, Sleeping and Dreaming of Food, with our signature dreamlike atmosphere that oscillates between euphoria and mystery.
"In a lavish jungle replete with peculiar plants and animals, a little ape-man lives. The days pass, but something inexplicable is approaching near the pitch black lake. An enigmatic film, made in a style reminiscent of Eastern European animations from the 70s." Göteborg International Film Festival