Thursday, 25 June 2009

Polish Animation

Just finished watching a great collection of Polish animation by the likes of Jan Lenica, Walerian Borowczyk and Piotr Dumala that was put out recently by PWA. There are 28 films over two discs, made between 1958 and 2005. Best of all is Lenica's Labirynt, in which a surreal totalitarian state is conjured out of found elements, sort of Kafka by way of Max Ernst. Go see.

I was also impressed by Witold Giersz's The Red and the Black and The Horse, which were made with thick wet paint on celluloid, an idea which very much appeals.

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