Designed, Animated and Produced by the Brothers Quay, Produced by Keith Griffiths.


Dir. Stephen and Timothy Quay (Connoisseur Video for the BFI, CAT No CR 032, 45 mins, Black & White and Colour, UK VHS PAL)


Back cover: The animated films of the Brothers Quay have amazed and intrigued audiences around the world - not only for the haunting, enigmatic universe conjured by their imagination but also for their challenge to conventional conceptions of animation. Their puppets are more creatures than characters, moving through intricately constructed enviroments at once mechanistic and organic.


Suffesed with the cultural traditions of Eastern Europe, their films draw creatively on a range of influences from 20th century art and music: German Expressionist cinema: Surrealism; Kafka; animation by Borowczyk, Lenica, Svankmajer and Starewicz, and music by Janacek,Stravinsky and Bartok. Yet their work is utterly unique and personal, ans instantly recognisable.


This unnameable little broom creates a bizarre, violent world of  perverse desires and sexual paranoia within a chillingly innocent fairy-tale form. The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer is an imaginative tribute to the master Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer. A novel by Bruno Schulz provides the impetus for Street of crocodiles, a disturbing, elegaric fantasia suggesting 20th century terrors lurking at the borders of its narrative.



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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 15 October, 2014.

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