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By such techniques as painting and scratching directly onto film, Martin Anibas creates a bold abstract in motion. The film's visual rhythm is echoed in the soundtrack's jazz-influenced score. ... Read more
A winged knife slices bread. This recurrent metaphor sets the film's context by juxtaposing the surreal with the mundane. While exploring notions such as romance and memory, the film's black and white photography shimmers and sparkles. ... Read more
A fascinating mixture of puppetry and computer animation techniques, based on a text by William S. Burroughs, with the music of John Cale. ... Read more
Alice is a strange girl who has a doll's house full of bold and malicious figures. Be Alice's guest at her party. It'll be an event you'll never forget - because for Alice, every night is Saturday night. ... Read more
Behind the smile of a model lies a mind. But a cerebellum never got a centre-spread in Playboy. ... Read more
Bert is just an ordinary revolting slob until his behaviour is transformed in a bathroom encounter. ... Read more
Surprise birthday parties can be risky. Especially when the guest of honour is turning forty. Poor Bob! It's tough turning forty! Midlife crisis and all, poor dear! ... Read more
Joanna Quinn of Girl's Night Out and Body Beautiful fame, uses her distinctively beautiful drawing style to produce this short history of England as a rapacious imperialistic bulldog. ... Read more
From the dripping tap to the end of the universe - unless! Watch this space. ... Read more
By way of his clever use of rotoscoped images, Michael Dwass explores the relationship between remembered or imagined images with the realities of the present. The action is set somewhere on Lower Manhattan and has all the flavour of the individual isolated in a big metropolis. ... Read more
Wonderfully eclectic and witty, Ex Memoriam is a computer meta/morph/osis that reimages the site of history and the body. Dealing in the politics of polaroids; the contradictions of logic; and the visual linguistics of memory. ... Read more
Puppet animation which explores the world of Dada, with numerous references to the artist Kurt Schwitters, in the context of animation as social document. Like Vertov, Sabl adopts the role of Man as camera in the political climate of a modern and united Germany. ... Read more
A pastoral fantasy of a world which never existed, but remains an ideal in many people's hopes. ... Read more
Gorgeous follows the perils of Hermoine the Modern Girl as she tackles plastic surgery, beauty therapy and bulimia in a feral fit of inadequacy, brought on by her evil inner voice, Deirdre the bad fairy. Kaz Cooke's popular comic stop character comes to life! ... Read more
By engraving images from Gustav Doré's 19th-century woodblock engravings of Dante's Divine Comedy directly onto the surface of 35mm filmstock the film follows the poet Dante as he is taken through the gates of the city of Desolation and into the centre of Hell. ... What he sees is not simply an ... Read more
Have you ever wished you could reverse time or bring dreams to life? If so, you will like this manipulation of images in real time to animation. The difference, in a Gothic sense, between fate and destiny, is central to this film and its bygone imagery. ... The new film from the dual Kino Award ... Read more
A playful series of five short animated exercises - from the fun parlour to Palm Beach. The witty concepts are stylishly executed and tautly paced. ... Read more
Lea Zagury is a Brazilian filmmaker who has been living and working in the United States for some fifteen years. ... In a series of collages and stop-motion, she explores the relationship between Brazil's indigenous people and Western interests. Zagury uses myth to contrast the two lifestyles and ... Read more
Ford Maddox Ford's kitchen tableau evokes a disquieting atmosphere of the forbidden world of adulthood. Pamela Woods' animation uses three-dimensional objects and cut-outs to emphasize the unsettling mood of the narration. ... Read more
A humorous animation about a group of wolf-like creatures. Through some folly, the smallest member of the pack goes the highest. But having jumped so high, the little wolf now has far to fall... ... Read more
By using a series of photographs of urban landscapes of Manila, two animated figures of a desperate mother and young child wander through desolate streets, as she attempts to abandon her child. The film is symbolically framed by the city's decadence, yet gives us hope for the child as it boards a ... Read more
Mind-blowing computer animation, initially created as part of the documentary Muttaburrasaurus - Life In Gondwanna. See Australia's own dinosaurs as they face threatening elements in a pre-historic environment. ... Read more
This kaleidoscope of animation techniques combining drawings, 2-D puppets, rotoscoping, object animation, cel animation and clay painting is an innovative animation-documentary that explores the realities of prison life. ... Both Priestley and Gratz are consummate animation artists and this follow ... Read more
Traveling with Rote Movie is enticingly hypnotic. The voice and visuals gradually pull you in, until you feel the emotions and isolations of the driving man. An experimental animation, utilising various techniques to create a classic road landscape. ... Read more
Winter snow - through the red door. It's crazy show time. See the red peppers - they're really hot. The despondent one meets feral furry critter...love. ... The tumbling tomato sings a Spanish solo. The pert pears trip the light fantastic and why did the bananas split? ... Read more
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