The Quays’ familiar puppet animation is here enhanced by the use of animated iron filings, which suggest the rapid formation of frost over every surface, the swaying of the individual particles suggesting a hefty buffeting by a keen, piercing wind.
In this, the fourth and final in the Quay Brothers’s Stille Nacht series, we return to the creepy imagery of rabbits and dolls that bolstered the second entry, alongside the music of His Name Is Alive. Expressionistic disorientation and jagged edges abound in this Lewis Carroll-esque animated short.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
David Lynch, 1997, United States
Mamoru Oshii, 2004, Japan
Gaspar Noé, 2002, France
Abbas Kiarostami, 2002, Iran
David Lynch, 1977, United States
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Ingmar Bergman, 1966, Sweden