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Xcèntric. 11th season 2011-2012

Surreal/Political

Audiovisuals

This programme, including several films considered classics of the genre, is a journey through the history of animated short films in the second half of the 20th century. The selection of pieces, all prize-winners in different years at the prestigious Oberhausen film festival (Germany), move in a surrealist style without shunning a political stance on issues of their times. [Screening in 35 mm]


Schwarz-Weiss-Rot (Black, White, Red), Helmut Herbst, Germany, 1964, 6’; Les jeux des anges, Walerian Borowczyk, France, 1964, 12’; Hobby, Daniel Szczechura, Poland, 1968, 8’; Asparagus, Suzan Pitt, USA, 1978, 18’; Tango, Zbigniew Rybczynski, Poland, 1981, 8’; Knopka (The Button), Robert Saakjanz, USSR, 1990, 8’; The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia, Jan Švankmajer, Czechoslovakia, 1990, 10’; Feszek (Nest), Ferenc Cako, Hungary, 1997, 5’.

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