Animation

Tomomi Mochizuki – Umi ga kikoeru AKA Ocean Waves AKA I Can Hear the Sea (1993)

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As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down. Read More »

Fernando Cortizo – O Apóstolo AKA The Apostle (2012)

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An escaped prison convict attempts to retrieve a loot hidden years ago in a lonely village. Sinister elders, strange disappearances, spirits, a peculiar priest and even the Archpriest of Santiago will cross their paths in a history of horror. Read More »

Joy Batchelor & John Halas – Animal Farm (1954)

The animals of Manor Farm, led by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, evict the cruel Farmer Jones and take over the farm. But Napoleon has greater ambitions… Read More »

Salvador Simó Busom – Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas AKA Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2019)

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París, 1930. Salvador Dalí y Luis Buñuel son las principales figuras del movimiento surrealista, pero Buñuel ve cómo se le cierran todas las puertas después del escandaloso estreno de La edad de oro, su primera película. Sin embargo, su buen amigo, el escultor Ramón Acín, compra un billete de lotería con la loca promesa de que, si gana, pagará el documental que su amigo quiere rodar sobre Las Hurdes, una de las regiones más pobres y olvidadas de España… Película sobre el rodaje en la región extremeña de Las Hurdes, a cargo del maestro Luis Buñuel, de su película Las Hurdes, tierra sin pan, en 1933. Adapta el cómic homónimo de Fermín Solís. Read More »

David Lynch – Dumbland (2002)

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Dumbland is a crude, stupid, violent and absurd animated series created entirely by master of the macabre David Lynch. If it is funny, it is funny because we see the absurdity of it all. Read More »

Zbigniew Szymanski – Jesien aka Fall (1976)

Not to be confused with the Borowczyk short of the same title, Zbigniew Szymanski’s film documents a day in the life of a worker. An exquisitely beautiful fusion of graphic and photographic imagery, similar in style to the great Jerzy Kucia’s films. Read More »

Jan Lenica – Adam 2 (1968)

Adam’s everyday life is boring and depressing. To escape it mentally, he sinks into childhood memories and fantasies that are populated by angels and witches. He himself has the role of Superman, who comes to the aid of all the oppressed. Lenica’s surrealistic film depicts Adam’s “real” world as a black-and-white real movie, while his dreams are visualized in colorful animated sequences. Read More »