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UK, 1992 (MIFF 1992, Animation)

Director: Phil Mulloy

Utilizing the cowboy-western genre as a theme from which to draw his disturbing images, Phil Mulloy has created a highly entertaining collection of rough and gritty animation shorts, painterly and expressionistic in style His bristly brush loaded mainly with black ink, and sharp pen sometimes dripping red, a blunt and frank expose of the human condition is sketched — one rather dark, morbid, obsessive and absurd predicament to ride roughshod over any idyllic notions agamst a bleak desert landscape witty pictures and words are fired point-blank at our collective psyche Deadly serious in theme, yet poignantly funny in exe­cution, and oftentimes visually poetic (SS)

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Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery

A previous MFF Winner of Best Animation (Pos­session, 1992) the prolific Phil Mulloy (of Cowboys and Ten Commandments fame) has created yet another bieak, disturbing parable to unsettle our ... More »


Using the story of Little Red Riding Hood as a starting point, this unusual animation tran­scends into a dark and bleak anomaly, of chaos, destruction and paranoia. A disturbing indictment of the ... More »

The Wind of Changes

This animation is based on the reminiscences of the violinist and composer Alex Balanescu. Yearning for personal freedom of expression, he moves from Bucharest, Rumania to New York - only to find the ... More »

The History of the World Episode 65

Episode 65 is one sample episode of a large number of short animations, planned by Phil Mulloy, to tell the history of the world. The animation style peculiar to the earlier 'cowboys' series is ... More »

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