A woman’s nightmare plays out against a backdrop of bizarre shapes and textures: a small organic figure gives birth to the letters of the alphabet while a mixture of children’s voices and an operatic tune are singing.
Described by its writer-director as “a nightmare about the fear connected with learning,” David Lynch’s second film is unmistakably his. An avant-garde blend of animation and live-action, The Alphabet prefigures his later features in its menacing marriage of naive innocence and simmering darkness.
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