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Musical Lantern

Czechoslovakia, 1984 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Pavel Koutský

Experimental animation elaborating a musical theme We begin with mundane BCW reality In all its drabness move into colour with the creation of the composition and See the vivid colours and wild shapes of the composers fantasy In the concert finale.

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