A tear falls from the eyes of a veiled face. A white ball whips around a heart-shaped paddle. A mournful voice sings, "Are we still married?" A child's stuffed rabbit watches, sees ... See full summary »
Near an extraordinary chair with many legs, a hand is visible gripping an edge. The hand is weathered, the fingers cracked and scarred. The end of a rifle appears and a shot fires. The ... See full summary »
A magnet moves on a floor. A moth beats against a window. A doll child watches the magnet; threads of metal filings gather around the magnet. The doll, who's sitting at a table, looks in a ... See full summary »
Loosely based on the Mesopotamian "Epic of Gilgamesh", here Gilgamesh is portrayed as a grotesque, Picasso-esque being who uses a tricycle to patrol his box-shaped kingdom that hovers above a dark abyss.
In Prague, a professorial puppet, with metal pincers for hands and an open book for a hat, takes a boy as a pupil. First, the professor empties fluff and toys from the child's head, leaving... See full summary »
A man closes up a lecture hall; he reaches into a box and snips the string holding a gaunt puppet. Released, the puppet warily explores the darkened rooms about him. Screws twist out of ... See full summary »
A woman sits alone on a chair at a table in a room on one of the top floors of an asylum. Bright spot lights dot the night, sometimes shining on her window. She sharpens pencils and writes ... See full summary »
This is a very arresting short film--one that is truly bizarre. In fact, it's so bizarre I am not even sure if I can adequately score this one. I liked it--I just am not sure I even understand what I just saw! Yes, folks it's THAT strange. Imagine taking a film by Jan Svankmajer (much like his very disturbing film "Alice") and mixing it with a VERY gothy soundtrack--that is what you get in "Stille Nacht IV"--a music video created by Timothy and Quay. Much of the story is done using common items and animated using stop-motion. The song is "Can't Go Wrong Without You" and is written and performed by "His Name Is Alive". All together, it is very creepy and very spellbinding. I have no idea if I liked it or not, but it sure piqued my curiosity and has me wanting to see more of their work!
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