ALEXANDRE ALEXEÏEFF DVD
DVD PAL, 30 films
English French booklet 20 pages
Total running time 137 min. Price 30 Euros.
Languages : English – French
Complements : Picture gallery, photos, portraits, engraving, tools.
This dvd contains 30 films, (27 by Alexeïeff), gathering for the first time the nearly complete cinematographic works, of this exceptional inventor and artist who brought Animated film to the highest levels of artistic demand in the 30’s. On the pinboard, this extraordinary imaging device, built with Claire Parker, five films have been made, all of which being on the dvd, including the mythical “Night on Bald Mountain” (1933) on Mussorgsky’s music, “The Nose” based on Gogol’s short story, “Pictures at an Exhibition” and “Three moods”. One will also be able to see 20 animated objects advertising films made from the 30’s to the 60’s for the most famous brands, as well as unreleased Totalised Animation tests, and the Norman McLaren documentary “The Pinboard”, in which Alexeïeff and Parker reveal its working principles. As a complement a picture gallery of portraits, sketches, engravings, recreates the atmosphere of this unique artistic epic. Continue reading
Lila is a dreamy girl who can’t resign to accept reality as flat as she perceives it, hence she uses her imagination and her skills to modify it. Continue reading
Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) embodied the modernist ideal of the maladaptive artist so well that a balanced evaluation of his work as filmmaker and painter depends on one’s ability to withhold automatic beatification based solely on his biography. Born and educated in Germany, exiled to Los Angeles when Hitler came to power and abstraction was decreed a “degenerate art,” Fischinger was an uncompromising abstractionist who throughout his life retained a dogged faith in the transcendental potential of pure geometry and color. Persecuted in Germany and condemned to grinding poverty after he settled in L.A., Fischinger’s devotion to the integrity of his art was exemplary. Continue reading
A handsome prince rides a flying horse to faraway lands and embarks on magical adventures, which include befriending a witch, meeting Aladdin, battling demons and falling in love with a princess. Continue reading
A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future. Continue reading
Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt’s animated short film trilogy. Continue reading
A man sits down to watch a football match, which seems to consist of the players being violently mutilated in various inventive ways. The players then leave the football pitch and invade the spectator’s flat… Continue reading