Two of the world’s most original filmmakers, the identical Quay Brother twins, have been making their unique blend of puppetry and stop-motion animation for over 30 years, spawning an enormous cult following and many high profile admirers, from Terry Gilliam to Christopher Nolan.
A passion for detail, a breathtaking command of colour and texture, and an uncanny use of focus and camera movement make their films unique and instantly recognisable. Best known for their classic 1986 film Street of Crocodiles, they are masters of miniaturisation and their tiny sets create a landscape of long-repressed childhood dreams.
This new collection, screening in 35mm, combines three of their celebrated films – In Absentia, The Comb, Street of Crocodiles – alongside a brand new short from director (and Quay fan) Christopher Nolan that reveals the inner workings of their studio.
In Absentia (Dir. Quay Brothers, UK 2000, 19 mins), Quay (Dir. Christopher Nolan, USA 2015, 8 mins), The Comb (Dir Quay Brothers, UK 1990, 17 mins), Street of Crocodiles (Dir Quay Brothers, UK 1986, 21 mins)
Followed by CinePunked: 24 Frames Per Second
The CinePunked team present a live interactive panel discussion on the place of 35mm in cinema.