Polish Classics at Animated Exter

'Tango' dir. Zbigniew Rybczyński

19 February, 6.30pm–8pm
Exeter Phoenix

Bradninch Place
Gandy Street
Exeter EX4 3LS
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Polish filmmakers have drawn on their nation's rich tradition of graphic art, avant-garde theatre, and puppetry to create some of the world’s most sophisticated, satiric, and fantastical animation. Featured are Jan Lenica, Walerian Borowczyk's, Witold Giersz's, Jerzy Kucia's, Piotr Dumała and Zbigniew Rybczyński’s Oscar winner Tango.

House (Dom)
Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Lenica, 11’, 1958
This surreal, dissociative film, using cut-paper stop-motion techniques was acknowledged by Terry Gilliam acknowledged to be a strong influence on his Monty Python animation two decades later. “It looks like a film Luis Bunuel might have gone on to make after "Un Chien Andalou," if he had allowed himself to make a little less sense” Gauger.

The Red & the Black
Witold Giersz 7’, 1963
A playful and humorous exploration of the animator’s relationship to his creations.

Koń (Horse)
Witold Giersz, 6’,1967
Virtuoso painted animation that vividly brings its subject to life.

Refleksy
Jerzy Kucia, 7’, 1979
A parable about the struggle for survival, with a political dimension. .

Tango
Zbigniew Rybczyński, 8’, 1980
Oscar winner. All of human life in one small room. A technical tour-de-force. Pixillated and optical printing.

Little Black Riding Hood (Czerwony Kapturek)
Piotr Dumala, 6’, 1983
Painted and scratched on glass. A grimly humorous and satirical retelling of the classic fairytale.

The Freedom of Leg (Wolność Nogi)
Piotr Dumala, 10", 1989
A sleeping man suddenly..disintergrates Parts of his body live the independent lives.

Labyrint
Jan Lenica, 15’, 1961
A Kafka-esque tale of a winged lonely man literally devoured by totalitarian rule

 

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