Screen Play

Screen Play

The story is based on a traditional Oriental tale, and incorporates elements of mime, pure body language, Oriental gestures and British Sign Language through the medium of puppet animation. The performances of the puppet characters are delicate and understated and the production design has an elegant, theatrical simplicity. The centre stage revolves, and moving screens slide slowly across changing the location of the action and revealing / concealing the characters. The story is mainly told in flashback, until the closing sequences when we return to real time with the appearance of Samurai warrior: the final disturbing images are in stark contrast to the rest of the film.

England
11'10''
1992


Script
Mark Stewart

Editing
Flix Film Editing

Production
Glenn Holberton

Music
Nigel Hess

Awards
Best Object Animation Ottawa; Young Jury Prize Bourg-En-Bresse; Grand prix Shanghai; 2nd Prize Ankara; Public Prize Brussels; William J. Silverman Award: Best Short Film Cleveland; Best Animated Film

Festivals
5th Festival on Wheels
KUKLA CANLANDIRMACISI: BARRY J. C. PURVES