Marcin Wrona – Demon (2015) (HD)

A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk. Read More »

Leonid Nechayev – Priklyucheniya Buratino AKA The Adventures of Buratino (1976)

A wooden boy named Buratino tries to find his place in life. He befriends toys from a toy theater owned by evil Karabas-Barabas, gets tricked by Alice the Fox and Basilio the Cat and finally discovers the mystery of a golden key given to him by kind Tortila the Tortoise. Read More »

Morimi Murano – Unico: Maho no shima e aka Unico in the Island of Magic (1983)

Imagine this: You hear a knock on your door. A thin man wearing an overly large cape glides in. He creates dolls out of wood, and flowers out of people’s heads. Suddenly, he tells you to be quiet, and with an eerie hollow piano stroke, his large haired head slides into frame, typical anime style. Then, a large bubble man appears and turns you into wood. And you are wood. Read More »

Bertrand Bonello – Zombi Child (2019)

Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead to work in the hell of sugar cane plantations. 55 years later, a Haitian teenager tells her friends her family secret – not suspecting that it will push one of them to commit the irreparable. Read More »

Janusz Majewski – Ja gore! (1968)

Ja gore! / I Am Burning 1967. Part of TV anthology: Opowiesci Niezwykle (The Amazing Stories). Written and directed by Janusz Majewski. Based on Henryk Rzewuski’s short story.HDTVRip 720p (TVP1 HD broadcast).

Awards: Brazowy Lajkonik in the feature film category at the Cracow Short Feature Festival, 1968. Read More »

Ben Sharpsteen & Hamilton Luske – Pinocchio (1940)

“Pinocchio” is a parable for children, and generations have grown up remembering the words “Let your conscience be your guide” and “A lie keeps growing and growing until it’s as plain as the nose on your face.” The power of the film is generated, I think, because it is really about something. It isn’t just a concocted fable or a silly fairy tale, but a narrative with deep archetypal reverberations. (“Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lion King” share that quality, and so do the scenes involving Dumbo and his mother.) Read More »

Jean-Christophe Averty – Alice au Pays des Merveilles (1970)

Plot: Lost in the land of dreams after following a white rabbit, Alice knows extraordinary adventures with talking animals and plays cards with the terrible Queen of Heart.

Comments: five years after UBU, Jean -Christophe AVERTY proposed an adaptation of the novel by CARROLL LEWIS, in a frenzy of electronic tricks mixing inlays, collages of images and cartoons, and insisting on the absurd side of this classic children’s literature. “ALICE IN WONDERLAND” explained Jean- CHRISTOPHE AVERTY, “is a masterpiece of nonsense and pre-surrealism.” Read More »