Sex, violence and scabrous visions of human infamy rule in this international panorama of R-rated animated shorts, including acclaimed new work from several masters of the art.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2015
If Uncle Walt wound up creating the happiest place on earth, the dark legion of anti-Walts down through the decades have mined the psychic depths and brought forth visions of mayhem and woe – some of them with exacting precision, others in splurges of sheer violence. This programme is the realm too of scabrous satire, where lynch mobs and lunching lawyers get what’s coming. There are no happy endings here and much that has the potential to shock and offend.
WARNING: Contains strobing effects
Georgia, USA in the summer of 1927; pastor John Deitman descends into madness.
A dark meditation on male-female relations from two living masters of the art form.
A bright light shone into a ghostly room illuminates a search for a precious treasure.
Things don’t necessarily get better once the victimised assume control.
A severed head is bullied by the body it just separated from.
The latest monstrous masterpiece from the Baron of Bizarro. His crew ‘Thee Wreckers’ winds up in a nightmarish ambulance ride to freedom or oblivion.
A canvas of velvet cruelty plays out in a tranquil paradise, bringing to the surface impulses that are as old as life itself.
Four lawyers engage in a bantering lunch conversation, disgorging their empathy-free world views.
A man must navigate a bizarre hell of his own making if he is to save everything that matters to him.