SON OF THE WHITE MARE – Review by Diane Carson

Based on Hungarian folktales, director Marcell Jankovics’ Son of the White Mare offers wildly inventive, psychedelic animation with astonishing artistic flourishes and dazzling storytelling. Its opening statement, “In memory of the Scythians, Huns, Avars and other nomadic peoples,” sets the stage for a trip to “a land far, far from here, almost at the gates of Hell.”

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THE WOLF HOUSE – Review by Diane Carson

Cinema today offers a treasure trove of animated films, nothing more imaginative than the Chilean fantasy The Wolf House, La Casa Lobo in its original Spanish. Writers/directors Joaquin Cociña and Cristóbal León transform a fairy tale nightmare into a haunting, disturbing story through stop-motion animation using what looks like paper mâché characters along with two and three dimensional objects.

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RUBEN BRANDT: COLLECTOR – Review by Martha K. Baker

Ruben Brandt: Collector draws on art. Nominees for Best Animated Film of 2018 were lackluster to say the least, but the list for 2019 will be led by the astounding Ruben Brandt: Collector. The plot is tiny and almost unessential, but the execution of the animation will open your eyes and the music will alert you to more art.

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