Essential Cinema: World Animation


Directed by Stephen and Timothy Quay, Christopher Nolan

1986-2015, 1h 7min, 35mm

Essential Cinema  World Animation

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The Quay Brothers find their inspiration in Eastern European literature and classical music and art, their work distinguished by its dark humor and an uncanny feeling for color and texture. Masters of miniaturization, they turn their tiny sets into unforgettable worlds suggestive of long-repressed childhood dreams.” – Film Forum

Stephen and Timothy Quay, a pair of identical twin brothers from Norristown, Pennsylvania, have brought something special to their oeuvre of stop motion animation films. Starting with the raw materials of such pioneers as Ladislas Starevich, they contribute their own outsider sensibility. This package of short films includes Christopher Nolan’s documentary tribute to their work, QUAY (2015).

Stephen and Timothy Quay’s STREET OF CROCODILES (1986). Courte

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