A surreal “rebellion of the objects”: doors opening and closing by themselves, hats travelling through landscapes without a wearer, revolvers multiplying and threatening people are just a few of the objects which develop a life of their own, populating a cheerful dream world.
Hans Richter’s Dadaist animated short film is one of the classics of the avant-garde, delighting through its quick-paced rhythmic editing as ordinary objects rebel against their typical use. The Nazis attempted to destroy the film, resulting in the disappearance of its original score.
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
David Lynch, 1997, United States
Gaspar Noé, 2002, France
Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979, Soviet Union
F.W. Murnau, 1922, Germany
Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
David Lynch, 1977, United States
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dennis Hopper, 1971, United States