Michel Ocelot – Kirikou et la sorcière (1998)

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In a little village somewhere in Africa, a boy named Kirikou is born. But he’s not a normal boy, because he knows what he wants very well. Also he already can speak and walk. His mother tells him how an evil sorceress has dried up their spring and devoured all males of the village except of one. Hence little Kirikou decides, he will accompany the last warrior to the sorceress. Due to his intrepidity he may be the last hope of the village. Continue reading

Serge Avedikian – Chienne d’histoire (2010)

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Palme d’or short films CANNES 2010

Synopsis

Constantinople 1910. The streets are overrun with stray dogs.

The newly-established government, influenced by a model of Western society, uses European experts to choose a method of eradication before deciding, suddenly and alone, to massively deport the dogs to a deserted island away from the city. Continue reading

George Herriman – Krazy Kat – Bugologist (1916)

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Krazy Kat and Ignatz set out for the wilds on Krazy’s bike; Krazy’s promises to teach Ignatz about bugology. After crashing the bike into a tree, they come upon a bee (Krazy says it’s sleeping, Ignatz says it’s dead) and an elephant. Krazy works his magic on one of them, Ignatz on the other. Hearts swell inside the animals’ chests.
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Jan Svankmajer – Dimensions of Dialogue (1983)

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A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. ‘Factual Discussion’ depicts three heads (made up of fruit, kitchen utensils and writing implements respectively) endlessly devouring and regurgitating each other. ‘Passionate Discourse’ shows two clay figures romantically intertwined, and the problems with dealing with the end product of their passion, while ‘Exhaustive Discussion’ shows two animated heads playing a bizarre variant of the old scissors-paper-stone game. Continue reading

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