A farcical retelling of Snow White. Disillusioned Snow White isn't all that pretty or cute, her friends dwarfs aren't all that hospitable, her evil stepmother is an alcoholic and prince charming likes the ladies too much.
An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has ... See full summary »
Consuming Spirits 16mm to HD, is an Independent feature animation, chronicling the lives of three characters who live in a rust belt town called Magguson, and work at its local newspaper ... See full summary »
In the turmoilous 18th century, young poor Hungarian aristocrat Jonas helps Szaffi, a young pretty gypsy Romani girl and the illegitimate daughter of a Turkish pasha, get the treasure that's owed to her by the right of inheritance.
Among the aged master painter Wang-Fô's impeccable paintings, exists a mediocre and unflattering portrait of the pale Celestial Emperor that has merited him execution, nevertheless, how is this possible?
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.
Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets. Calling for help, Piel's father's friend Jaffar keeps contact with the kid ... See full summary »
The movie carries a strong anti-modernity message, most blatantly expressed in the three dragons that symbolize stages of progress: a stone cavemen wielding a primitive club, an industrial war machine firing bullets and bombs, and a computerized, smog-covered, living city. Originally, the last dragon would have had even clearer connotations to modern civilization, but this negative portrayal was rejected by the communist censorship of Hungary. The director came to a compromise by making the dragon look less like a city and more like a video game entity that criticizes computer technology. See more »
The credits scroll over a looped animation of Fanyüvö walking amidst a smoggy, polluted cityscape while various eerie, "technological" noises play on the soundtrack. This segment, referencing the 12-headed city dragon Fanyüvö fought in the film, carries an anti-pollution message, and according to the director, it is the most important part of the movie. See more »
Experimental, full-feature, pop-art/folk-art fairy-tale. Yet, a mainstream title at its home!:)
Alright! We're talking about high-quality movie-making here! Its experimental way is the films strongest feature. Or its keenness about traditionalism? Its up to you, to decide which pars you like better: the funky, vibrant colors, and wacky-trippy movement, or the heavy use of traditional, middle-European folk ornaments?
The white mare give gives birth to a son once again, who grows to be strong enough, to defeat the evil ones, who keep the three beautiful princess' as captives... and even, to find his long lost, and just as powerful brothers on his journey.
The plot for this one has been mixed together, from folktales all around the globe (but mostly, they're from middle-Europe, and eastern, nomad tribes), which makes the story familiar for almost everyone, from everywhere. It reaches back into our most ancient collective memories, and bring up something, that might even be forgotten.
The new-age look of some aspects of this movie, and the respect for folk traditions, surprisingly makes a totally coherent, and unbelievably powerful whole. Which makes it Marcell Jankovics's best directional work ever. This film earned his righteous place, amongst the "world's best fifty animated-films ever", at Los Angeles' animation Olympic.
Anyone, who likes animation, experimental film-making, or just GOOD MOVIES, simply must see this one. No exceptions!
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