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Hen, His Life

USSR, 1989 (MIFF 1991, Animation)

Director: Igor Kovalyov

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

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