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Ersatz

Yugoslavia, 1961 (MIFF 1973, Z is for Zagreb)

Director: Dušan Vukotić

Vukotic plays out the human drama of love, jealousy, murder and suicide in the environment of plastic beach toys. Winner of the first Academy Award for animation outside the United States.

Academy Award, Best Animated Short, 1962; 1st Prize, San Francisco, 1961.

See also...

Piccolo

Yugoslavia, 1959
The final world is neighbourly boorishness. Two neighbours are getting along fine, until one buys a small piccolo and aggravates the other by repeating the bird's tune in the middle of the night. Vuk… More »

Time

Yugoslavia, 1967
A countdown on a child learning to walk - arguably the best 'mini mini' made. ... More »

Play

Yugoslavia, 1962
Vukotic's best film, mixing live action with animation. ... More »

Stain on the Conscience

Yugoslavia, 1968
Shot entirely in live-action with animation painted on the film: an experiment stemming from the live-action sequences in the earlier Play. A tired washed-out individual is publicly menaced by a red … More »

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