The first three letters of the alphabet, brought to life through the animation of cutouts from a Victorian-era reference book.
It’s a shame that Walerian Borowczyk didn’t deliver on the promise of 13 volumes of his Grandma’s Encyclopedia, as the three vignettes presented here—covering the letters A through C—are an endearing slice of steampunk Victoriana. The influence on Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python work is palpable.
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Mamoru Oshii, 2004, Japan
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Chris Marker, 1962, France
Mickael Kummer, 2007, France
Ari Folman, 2008, Israel
Éric Rohmer, 1963, France
Albert Lamorisse, 1956, France
Maya Deren,Alexander Hammid, 1943, United States
Fernand Léger,Dudley Murphy, 1924, France