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 »

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 Trickbüro L no dialogue TD ... 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 »

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 »

Sunlight Seeping In

A curious performance is enacted by two marionettes and animated ob|ects within an artificial empty world, which is running out of time. The performance collapses while the puppeteer continues to ... More »

Human Behavioural Case Studies

In this cleverly drawn grotesquene with a definite whiff of the school yard, three odd children empower themselves by maximising limited resources. James, Oscar and Nicki collect and ingest various ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director