Polish filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk is one of the most influential animators of the twentieth century inspiring filmmakers like Jan Svankmajer, David Lynch and Terry Gilliam. Here we present a selection of nine of his greatest short films including Grandma’s Encyclopaedia, which animates cut outs from Victorian encyclopedias. Renaissance features a scene of wrecked, handmade objects gradually reconstructing themselves into a still life composition before exploding once more. The Game of the Angels evokes de Chirico and Magritte to describe the concentration universe of death camps and the Gulag.
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