Skip to main content

Ubu

UK, 1978 (MIFF 1979)

Director: Geoff Dunbar

'Ubu Roi' was written by Alfred Jarry as a schoolboy in 1888 and performed amongst his friends as a puppet play. The first public performance was in 1896, in Paris, with the collaboration of such people as Bonnard, Serusier, Toulouse-Lautrec and Vuillard. It immediately gained the notoriety that it continues to enjoy. The bare bones of the story are those of 'Macbeth'.

See also...

Lautrec

By animating Toulouse Lautrec's drawings, Geoff Dunbar creates a personal study of the artist. ... More »

Geoff Dunbar Commercials

Four commercials for television. ... More »

The Oriental Nightfish

An animated film about the Oriental Nightfish that is 'everything we know, and all that we cannot comprehend'. ... More »

BEGGING THE RING

Set in a typically isolated rural community of North Cornwall in 1916 the film centres on a young Cornish wrestler, Jack Bryant. ... Jack celebrates his eighteenth birthday, a date of double ... More »

Return to the Edge of the World

... ... In 1978, Frixos Constantine helped Powell revisit Foula with members of the original cast and crew for material to accompany a BBC presentation of the film. In Return To The Edge Of The World ... More »

Dancers

A personal view of dancers at the Ballet Rambert. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director