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Een griekse tragedie (1985)

Three scantily-clad female figures struggle to hold up the crumbling remains of an ancient Greek temple.

Director:

Nicole Van Goethem

Writer:

Nicole Van Goethem (scenario)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Three scantily-clad female figures struggle to hold up the crumbling remains of an ancient Greek temple.

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

1985 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

A Greek Tragedy See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Awards. Three prizes at the "Annecy's Journées Internationales du Film d'Animation" (France, June 1985):
  • Crayon d'Or de la Première Oeuvre
  • Prix Don Quichotte
  • Prix du Public.
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Connections

Featured in The International Tournee of Animation: Volume 2 (1989) See more »

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THIS won the Academy Award?!
11 February 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

A Greek TRAGEDY is one of the more unusual winners of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film--partly because it seemed so ordinary and partly because a ground-breaking film (LUXO, JR.) didn't. LUXO, JR. is a very simple film by the standards of today, but it was one of the first short released by Pixar Films and opened up a Pandora's Box of CG animation. Because it was so important (and fun to watch), it is amazing that it was only nominated.

As for A Greek TRAGEDY, the story is told through more traditional hand-drawn animation. And as for the quality of this animation, it's okay, but not what you'd expect for an Oscar winner. I'd like to say that at least it had a good story, but frankly it was only okay as well. So I am left asking myself "why"--why did this ordinary film win? I wish I knew. Perhaps computer generated graphics were just too new to be considered by some to be animation.


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