Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Tale of Tales

One of the most powerful attributes of animation is the ability to communicate mood and feeling visually. Strengthened with music it can transport you to realms beyond our daily norm or symbolically comment on the human condition in ways not possible in other media.

Yuri Norstein's Tale of Tales is a dreamy mix of memory and myth that reminds me of Chagall and Fellini. Fragmentary and illusive, touching and haunting this is a masterpiece of artistry that could only be animation.

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