Director: Jan Lenica
A bitter, pessimistic cartoon, showing man's utter helplessness in the face of forces stronger than himself. A man's home is invaded by the letter A'. Guile, flattery, magic, brute strenglh fail to remove this enemy. He gives up all hope—then discovers that 'A' has disappeared. After a period of doubt, he is delighted to be alone again. Suddenly, B' appears.
A young woman daydreams about her past; her emotions are expressed by a series of surrealistic images. ... This experimental film, the work of two Polish artists, was awarded the Grand Prix at the 19… More »
Diverse animation techniques cieate in this film a cruel and absurd world from which escape is impossible — anyone caught up in this Kafka-like nightmare can only persist, undeterred. ... More »
West Germany, 1963
Based on Eugene Ionesco's play, this is an animated film waning that by conforming to patterns and living en masse, people will become rhinoceroses. ... More »
Renaissance, "modern style" — decorative, erotic and fantastic. ... Lion of St. Marc, Venice Festival; Silver Medal, Padua Festival. ... More »
Jan Lenica's latest cartoon is about a man who thinks he is superman— but his best intentions to help humanity al! misfire. Lenica finds a parallel between his hero and the flower children whos… More »