Kino Světozor presents a selection of short films from The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Eight award-winning animated films in which filmmakers don’t shy away from taking a political stance. The program takes a journey through time, tracing the history of the animated short, particularly those of the surreal variety. Many of the works on view have long since attained the status of classics; and as such, they also reflect the history of the Oberhausen festival.
Schwarz-Weiss-Rot (Black, White, Red), Helmut Herbst, Germany, 1964, 6’; Les jeux des anges, Walerian Borowczyk, France, 1964, 12’; Hobby, Daniel Szczechura, Poland, 1968, 8’; Asparagus, Suzan Pitt, USA, 1978, 18’; Tango, Zbigniew Rybczynski, Poland, 1981, 8’; Knopka (The Button), Robert Saakjanz, USSR, 1990, 8’; The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia, Jan Švankmajer, Czechoslovakia, 1990, 10’; Feszek (Nest), Ferenc Cako, Hungary, 1997, 5’.
The screening is in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Prague.