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Le peau de chagrin

Yugoslavia, 1960 (MIFF 1973, Z is for Zagreb)

Director: Vladimir Kristl, Ivo Vrbanić

One of the classics in animation, and a superb adaptation of the Balzac tale of self-deception and nightmarish horror. Kristl's powers as a poet dominate the whole of the film.

1st Prize, Vancouver, 1961.

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