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Hen, His Wife

USSR, 1989 (MIFF 1990, Animation)

Director: Igor Kovalyov

Extaordinarily detailed and beautifully drawn animation of a bizarre and surreal world; the domestic life of a fat man, his wife, a sort of oversized obese chicken, and their child/pet, a slug-like creature with a human head. This expressionistic and interior vision of Soviet animator Kovalyov is like an animated Eraserhead.
- (GWC)

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