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Films By Peter Foldes

Animated Genesis (Joan Foldes, Peter Foldes, 1952)
An allegory of the creation of the world and man's enslavement by the machine, motivated by Greed, personified as an enormous and menacing spider. The spider is eventually overthrown by the intervent… Read more

Eveil (Peter Foldes, 1967)
The metaphysics of immortality mean that man must find woman again and again. An abstract shape undergoes a series of transformations and becomes a dancing woman. Another abstract shape comes to life… Read more

Face (Peter Foldes, 1976)
Study of a face: a man rediscovers his youth through music. When he stops playing his flute, his face becomes that of an old man. ... Jury Prize, Cannes. Jury Prize, Oberhausen. ... Read more

Hunger (Peter Foldes, 1974)
The stark contrast between super-abundance and hunger is forcefully depicted in this short film by means of computer-assisted animation. ... Jury Prize, Cannes. Golden Hugo, Chicago. Gold Medal, Barc… Read more

La Belle Cérébrale (Peter Foldes, 1967)
A naked girl chews a pear and paints her toenails while two men argue in the background. As she daydreams, a wig emerges from a drawer to caress her, flowers bloom in her hair, and a box opens to dec… Read more

On Closer Inspection (Joan Foldes, Peter Foldes, 1953)
The second film by the young artists whose first production, "Animated Genesis", delighted Festival audiences last year. "Animated Genesis" not only received a British Film Academy Special Award lor … Read more

Short Vision (Joan Foldes, Peter Foldes, 1954)
Deals with the end of the world. The vision is of atomic destruction. The "Thing" suddenly appears, but whether people see it or are asleep they perish. ... Read more

Visages de Femmes (Peter Foldes, 1970)
This cartoon film presents portraits of three women in the characteristic Foldes style: ... Sibylle, the psychedelic woman ... Flora, the flower woman ... Bilitis, the happy woman. ... Read more

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