Skip to main content

Zig Zag

Switzerland, 1996 (MIFF 1997, Animation)

Director: Georges Schwizgebel

Award winning animator Georges Schwizgebel creates a peripatetic tribute to the illustrator Rodolphe Toppfer. Set in an idyllic countryside of windmills and would-be Gallileos the playful and engaging imagery flows seamlessly. A succinct and |oyous animation.

See also...

The Ride to the Abyss

A brilliant motion painting with two men on horseback riding up and down a spiral to an extract of an opera score. ... More »

Geranium Peace

As the preponderance of media outlets bombard us with information ranging from the trivial to the terrible, are we afflicted by the new malaise 'indifference'? An ideal and often overlooked use of ... More »

Hoping For Better Times

A malfunction in the industry of big business creates an evil and deathly solution. Thematically appropriate to the politics of today the bold, hard-edged graphic quality of this eel animation suits ... More »

Captain Hu

Stranding his ship in the Alps, the misadventures of Captain Hu are brought to life with simple line animation. ... D/S Basil Vogt P Basil Vogt, Catherine Ann Berger WS Trickb├╝ro L no dialogue TD ... More »

A Tadpole Tale

Tadpoles don't stay as tadpoles, and in a kitchen things have a way of ending up in the pot. This very short film uses an economical technique (back-lit sand on glass) that lends itself to big moves ... More »

Hero Sandwich

Two anecdotes about awkward but funny encounters between users and non-users of disabled parking over car spaces. Inspired by an impromptu conversation which is used on the sound track, rough edges ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director