Previously at the ICA - Films
16 May 2008 – 28 May 2008
A remarkable fantasy from Argentina, fashioned as a silent film (it's set in a city whose inhabitants cannot speak) and full of handmade expressionist special-effects and animated subtitles that give it the look of a black-and-white illustrated pop-up book. The story tells of a group of free-thinking rebels who fight back against the evil Mr TV, who controls via his hypnotic television broadcasts. Lovers of Tim Burton, Guy Maddin, Terry Gilliam and cinema's early experimenters such as Georges Méliès and Fritz Lang won't want to miss this ingenious flight of fancy.
"...superb...it's completely enchanting." The Sunday Times
"...impressive and beautifully designed." The FT
"The movie is a tour de force." The Observer
Dir Esteban Sapir, Argentina 2007, 90 mins, subtitles, Cert tbc