Skip to main content

The Mill

UK, 1992 (MIFF 1994, Animation Focus)

Director: Petra Freeman

Painting on glass subtly animates to transform one etching-like image to another as an illustration of a little girl's train of thought. Curiosity impels her to discover and explore the source of her imagination or creative faculty, which materialises as an actual place in the animated landscapes. There she might find someone.

See also...

THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB

This post-industrial version of the famous fairytale is given a Kafkaesque, if not to say decidedly Eraserhead-ish feel. Employing pixelation techniques which combine human, model and plasticine ... More »

The Occasion

In a moment of fantasy, a young girl imagines she is the centre of attraction at an adult party. There is a dark side to this beautifully drawn and paced fantasy when the girl is confronted with the ... More »

Altered Ego

Behind the smile of a model lies a mind. But a cerebellum never got a centre-spread in Playboy. ... More »

Upon the Land

A storm passes through a lonely town. In your heart you know something is terribly wrong. All four seasons change in a day - the land scorches, the sky burns, the sense of foreboding never lifts - in ... More »

The Sound of Music

This animation is abstracted and expressionistic in style, scenes sketched and scratched mainly in black ink with sharp pen, a few colours painted on, combined with cut-out shapes composing strongly ... 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 »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director