Saturday, August 20, 2016

Chronopolis (1982)

Saint-André-des-Arts (France)
Directed by Piotr Kamler
My rating: 3 stars out of 4

God-like beings who live in a city in the sky manipulate various objects for their own amusement. They have batons with which they manipulate pieces of primordial clay, eventually creating a human which falls to the earth They also seem to be quite fond of grid-like structures resembling computer chips. The plot, such as it is, takes a back seat to arresting stop motion animation and a soundtrack by composer Luc Ferrari known for his experimental tape manipulations of found sound and electronics. The end result is as if M.C. Escher met Rene Laloux at a John Cage performance.

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