Mr. and Mrs. Kabal’s Theatre is Walerian Borowczyk’s first feature-length film and his last animated film. It consists of a sequence of loosely connected scenes, much like a vaudeville program, in which Mr. and Mrs. Kabal perform absurd, surreal, and sometimes cruel acts.
After working in shorts for a decade, Borowczyk finally leapt to his feature film debut while retaining all the originality of his bizarre and inventive animation (with touches of color-swathed live action!). The ’60s featured many unconventional portraits of marriage but none so strange as this!
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