No story, no dialogue, not even any fleshed-out characters. Only movement and emotions with a soundtrack – a kind of music video, really. For me as an illustrator every monochrome frame of this is devastatingly beautiful and profound. Almost crying … Continue reading
An apple in rain. A nursery rhyme. A child breastfeeding, then falling asleep. A tiny grey wolf. Autumn and light. Surreal dreams of family, animals, play, music, skipping. Wind, passing trains, falling leaves, decay, shiny cars disappearing, fire. Dancing. Men … Continue reading
Hilariously immoral and tongue-in-cheek yarn about a careless husband, his wife, and a postman that doesn’t even ring once. Crisp script, organic and somewhat sloppy hand-made animation. In my book of accidental circumstances.
A soft-spoken (non-spoken, even) eye-opener using cruel logic to examine the absurd concept of work. Brilliant idea, neat execution. In my book of human labour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvSyoH4M6Hk
A slow, low-key visual poem of sorts, meticulously animated in an appealing mix of 3D realism and rather extreme geometric stylization. The fox wanders aimlessly through breathtaking surroundings. Nothing much really happens storywise, but I still think I’ll keep this … Continue reading
Fragments of Tatlin’s tower, billowing red flags, Shostakovich. Grey cubist cityscapes superimposed upon one another, with constructivist text. The swirling movement of the people is a rebellious dance impossible to stop. Capitalism, royalty, and religion are swept away by the … Continue reading
Als twee druppels water (1963) »I’ll do anything!« Identity, heroism, mistakes. Meek and ordinary Hennie in the cigarshop is unexpectedly and abruptly thrown into an odd maze of mystery, suspense – and passion. »I can start a new life now.« … Continue reading