Skip to main content

Alchemists

Canada, 1992 (MIFF 1993, Animation)

Director: Heide Blomkvist

A modern, cautionary fable which explores life, death and rebirth, the futility of permanence and the inevitability ofchange. The film is made from the point of view of one of nature's most beautiful creatures, a tiny bug.

See also...

The Sniffing Bear

Made in collaboration with native inmates at La Macaza Penitentiary near L'Annonciazion, Quebec, this film tells the story of a bear who is addicted to drugs, and his friends the owl and the seal who ... More »

Lupo the Butcher

When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie that's Lupo! ... A rib tickling adventure, not for the vegetarians at heart. ... More »

Requiem for Romance

A young couple end their love affair via a phone call, with their break-up spectacularly visualised as an epic martial arts battle in ancient China against vivid watercolour backdrops. ... D/P/S ... More »

From Flores

Based on a Canadian short story, narrating the tale of a fateful boat trip, this very expressive film eschews the staple themes of animated films (the vendettas of anthropomorphic animals, political ... More »

My Boyfriend Gave Me Peaches

A wide-eyed yet laconic look at violence and gender role implications 'hide and seeking' at the heart of schoolyard rhyming games Beneath deceptively simple animation techniques lurks a wondrously ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director