11:30am
The Rundown (2003)
2:00pm
Couples Retreat (2009)
5:00pm
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
8:00pm
Playbook 360
8:00pm
Couples Retreat (2009)
11:00pm
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
9:00am
Gangland: Race Wars
10:00am
Gangland: Menace of Destruction
11:00am
Gangland: Mongol Nation
12:00pm
Gangland: Bandido Army
1:00pm
Gangland: Highway to Hell
2:00pm
Gangland: The Filthy Few
3:00pm
Gangland: Everybody Killers
6:30pm

Liberated Don Quixote

Posted on: April 6, 2007 | Views: 289 | Comment

This clip is from a 1987 short film directed by Vadim Kurchevsky, who began to work at Soyuzmultfilm as an art director, and later became a leading director of stop motion animation for children. In the 1960s he began to address adult viewers. He experimented with new forms of artistic expression and together with Nikolai Serbryakov and Roman Kachanov, took stop motion in new directions. Liberated Don Quixote was the first lyrical "auteur" film in this genre. A stylish and ironic retelling of Cervantes' Spanish classic, the film incorporates Kurchevsky's background as a graduate of the Muhina Art School in St. Petersburg and as a curator at the Zagorsk Doll Museum. The exquisite costumes and masterly use of lighting and color influenced a generation of stop motion animators in Russia and around the world.

This film can be watched in its entirety on the Masters Of Russian Animation DVD set - an extraordinary collection of Russia's most important animated short films by Russia's world renowned directors.  

Tags:
animation • mass • cervantes • 80s • soviet • painting • kurchevsky • doll • el greco • marionettes • puppets • identity • sancho • Don Quixote