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4 October 2006 (USA) See more »
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A handmade stop-motion fairy tale for adults that tells the tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart's desire. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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World Premiere of Christiane Cegavske's 'Coyote'
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A dark fairy tale expressed through a dieing art form. See more (14 total) »

Directed by
Christiane Cegavske 
 
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Christiane Cegavske 

Produced by
Christiane Cegavske .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Growden 
 
Film Editing by
Christiane Cegavske 
 
Production Management
André Boutilier .... post-production supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Christiane Cegavske .... animator
 

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USA:71 min
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A dark fairy tale expressed through a dieing art form., 30 November 2006
Author: expro from Russian Federation

An Ideal film for those who like to disappear and reappear into some one else's fantasy. Cegaveske has created a world so full of detail and atmosphere it feels as if you are sucked into a dream. Like dreams, the actual storyline does not seem to matter, it feels more like a series of events unfolding before you. Also the fact that it is dialog free allows you to interpret the narrative for your self. Or just sit back and let the film just happen, when the credits role you may think what just happened, did I just watch what I think I did, oh sh*t I'm in my living room and my tea has gone cold. Technically the film is amazing, stop motion is a very laborious process and for one person to do all that is so impressive, it is not surprising it took 13 years to make! Stop-motion animation is a dieing art form so its nice to know that some artists remain true to it. The quality of stop motion animation creates such a magic feel that CGI will never achieve. The animation has a style of Jiri Trnkr, for it is very beautiful, but with a dark twist Svankmajer style. What makes it unique it that it is very much the vision of one person. Also fair play to Mark Growden for creating a sound track that perfectly complements the film and creates that fairy tail feel. Two scenes that really stick out are the mice having a drunken punch up, you get the impression that they really want to lump each other hard in the chops. But it's the trippin' out after eating the yellow fruit which really got me. If you like a unconventional fairy tail, a bit of fantasy or have any interest in stop motion, please treat your eyes to this. Also if you like this check out another fantastic feature length stop-motion film called Krysar; (The Pied Piper / The Rat-catcher) by Jiri Barta, its quite dark too!

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