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Films By Peter Foldes

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 intervention of Goodness, but not before atomic warfare has occurred. ... Animated Genesis is an artist's ... Read more
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 and begins to dance with her. More transformations. ... Read more
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
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, Barcelona. ... Read more
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 decorate her with jewellery. While the camera slowly pans up and down her body, the background dispute ... Read more
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 1952, but it also won a prize at the Cannes Film Fes¬tival for the best colour. ... "The new ... Read more
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
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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