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The Sound of Music

UK, 1993 (MIFF 1994, Animation Focus)

Director: Phil Mulloy

This animation is abstracted and expressionistic in style, scenes sketched and scratched mainly in black ink with sharp pen, a few colours painted on, combined with cut-out shapes composing strongly silhouetted forms of either saddened or violent human beings to ruffle any viewer's complacency. Here, the character Wolf cleans windows by day and plays saxaphone by night. When the food runs out at one of his gigs, things get out of hand. A true depiction of reality? Or the demented ramblings of a depraved outlaw? Decide for yourselves.

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