In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other. Captives are executed... See full summary »
Kopfrkingl enjoys his job at a crematorium in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. He likes reading the Tibetan book of the dead, and espouses the view that cremation relieves earthly ... See full summary »
A happy little potter is approached by a huge hand which wants him to sculpt its statue. The potter refuses, wanting nothing more than to be left alone with his only friend, a potted plant.... See full summary »
A basque priest finds by means of a cabalistic study of the bible that the anti-christ is going to be born on Christmas day in Madrid. Helped by a heavy-metal fan and by the showman of a TV... See full summary »
Álex de la Iglesia
Armando De Razza,
In Hungary, the national movement led by Kossuth has been crushed and the Austrian hegemony re-established, but partisans carry on with violent actions. In order to root out the guerilla, ... See full summary »
This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather - without snow. Even in ... See full summary »
Two men come up from the beach carrying a large wardrobe between them. They come up into the town but not only find that accommodation is difficult to come by with their wooden travelling ... See full summary »
Labyrinth is an animation film which boasts wonderful collage illustrations. It is about a man with wings flying through modern cities from the early 1900's, avant-garde surrealism is evident in the cutout pictures. Strange faces and creatures pop up and disappear. It is interesting from both a historical and artistic standpoint.
It is rich with metaphor and critical of the totalitarian state. The images are an odd assortment, mainly emerging from what seems like old ads from the 1890's so it makes it quite unique.
As a time capsule it encompasses what is lacking in American animation, namely the tie to surrealism.
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