I’m teaching at Anglia Ruskin again this semester on this module and this one too. Today we watched Labrynth, 14’15”, 1961, by Jan Lenica. It’s such a curious, mysterious and inventive film, and spare on the animation. It comes from the Anthology of Polish Animated Film which I would very much recommend.
A Highly Committed Movie, 7’25”, 1979 by Julian Antonisz is a cameraless film on the same Anthology, it’s so so beautiful, and lively, the latter coming from the direct technique. A female singer with a gravelly voice describes the loss of culture in a town, due to the greed of a naughty old woman and the story is complimented by wonderful characters looping grotesquely to the thumpy score. Julian Antonisz was also an inventor, and wrote the musical soundtrack too. What a find.