BLOCK OF SHORT-LENGTH ADULT ANIMATION FILMS
The selection represents an example of what is happening in the field of adult animation these days, what changes have occurred compared to the key period of the 1970s, and what is the direction of this branch in the present day. The films mirror the genre as well as nation itself.
Established both theoretically and practically as a proper field of animated cinematography in the 1970s, adult animation underwent multiple stages of development.
The selection presents a representative sample of what has been going on lately in the field of adult animation, refl ecting its wide range of genres, styles and nationalities. Canadian Madame Tutli-Putli makes use of an impressive combination of post-frame recording, computer animation and special effects. It tells the story of one train ride, balancing on the invisible border between Jungian submersion in oneself and a Hitchcockian thriller.
American Donor Party, by means of cutout animation and computerdesigned space, pays homage to the works and poetics of Edgar Allan Poe, gothic horror and literary trash in general, while its surreal qualities allude to significant works of art, both painting and cinematography.
Israeli Moon Seek is an ironic parody of the documentary footage of conquering the Moon; the persifl age of notorious scenes and speeches about small steps for man and giant leaps for mankind opens up a space for the gentle vibrations of meaning and commentary.
German Dance with the Wolves, with its computer-animated movement, imitates the character of the music video and the bigmouthed style of the rap subculture, using the story of a petty scoundrel and his need to fit into a group, to tell about the inner demons of man and the manipulability of the desire to equal others.
Less than thirty years after the official birth of adult animation, a brief and random selection of the programmed films proves that this field of authorial account has not lost any of its powers, possibilities, quality or urgency.
Bambi Meets Godzila
dir. Marv Newland | Canada | 1969 | 2 mins.
dir. Laurence Arcadias | USA | 1993 | 4 mins.
dir. Ariel Belino, Michael Faust | Israel | 2006 | 7 mins.
dir. Dafna Cohen, Elad Dabush | Israel | 2007 | 4 mins.
dir. Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski | Canada | 2007 | 17 mins.
The Dawn of Jeju
dir. Jaehyung Ju | South Corea | 2008 | 4 mins.
Dance with the Devil
dir. Viola Baier | Germany | 2008 | 5 mins.
dir. Grzegorz Koncewicz | Poland | 2006 | 11 mins.
dir. Jasmin Jodry | United Kingdom | 2008 | 4 mins.
dir. Aurel Klimt | Czech Republic | 1997 | 6 mins.
dir. Adam Elliot | Australia | 2003 | 22 mins.
dir. Osbert Parker | USA, United Kingdom | 2003 | 8 mins.
dir. Bill Plympton | USA | 1998 | 8 mins.
dir. Bill Plympton | USA | 2004 | 4 mins.
Going Nowhere Fast
dir. J. Tobias Anderson | Sweden | 2007 | 4 mins.
Jean Jean and Evil Cat
dir. Walter Santucci | USA | 1987 | 2 mins.
Pussy Da Red Nosed Reindeer
dir. Walter Santucci | USA | 2000 | 3 mins.