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29.6. - 3.7.2016
Žilina

Profile: Quay brothers 2

Station Žilina Záriečie: S2
01.07.2016
16:00
Duration 65:26

A selection of work by the brothers Quay – our special festival guests – represents a unique overview of their filmography. The internationally renowned masters of stop motion animation put their characters and props into unforgettable settings – worlds reminiscent of long-suppressed children’s dreams. They immerse into those parts of the human psyche that are hard to access, as well as in limitless imagination. The Quay Brothers Profile outlines the best of the brothers´ auteur production, films inspired by or based on remarkable works of world literature, as well as commissioned projects for television and a diverse range of institutions. Both profile sections share a common denominator – precise animation and dreamlike sometimes even disturbing scenes situated in places lost in time. They invite viewers to set aside their film experience for a while, instead allowing themselves be drawn into a unique and visually powerful world.

Duet: Variations on the Convalescence of "A"

directed by Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay

year: 2000
country: GB
duration: 14:00
Duet forms part of a series Dance for the Camera commissioned by British Channel 4 which aimed to join film and dance. The brothers Quay produced it with choreographer William Tuckett, and enriched their creative work by cooperating with human actors.

Stille Nacht II: Are We Still Married?

directed by Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay

year: 1992
country: GB
duration: 03:18

Stille Nacht III: Tales From Vienna Woods

directed by Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay

year: 1992
country: GB
duration: 04:08
Endlessly repeated memories of deer, antlers and hunters' bullets, all captured within the exhibits of a mysterious museum.

Maska

directed by Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay

year: 2010
country: GB
duration: 25:00
Maska is an adaptation of Stanisław Lem's 1974 story of the same title. The axis of the film's plot and story can be found in one of the sentences uttered by the heroine: "I was a machine chasing a sage, who dares sit on a throne”.

In Absentia

directed by Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay

year: 2000
country: GB
duration: 19:00
A woman alone in a room repeatedly writes a letter with tiny broken off pieces of pencil lead. Outside her window, vistas of ever-changing light register her every emotion.