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The Magic Mountain

Muntele Magic

ANCA DAMIAN
Romania, Poland, France, 2015
89 minutes, Color

Romanian artist Anca Damian's elegant animated feature, constructed as a storytelling session between a father and daughter, is a docu-drama traversing a half century of history. As Anca describes it, "The character Adam Jacek Winkler is a Polish refugee in Paris, an artist, a mountain climber, and a romantic who lived a boundless life and envisioned himself a knight of the twentieth century, leaving France to fight with the mujahideen in Afghanistan against the Soviets." Described as "A work of overwhelming artistry" by Variety, the images—derived from Winkler's own paintings, motifs from film history, and from Afghan art and photography—are offset by Alexander Balanescu's poignant score. "Incorporating a dazzling blend of various animation techniques, collages, photographs, paintings by Winkler, and found footage, The Magic Mountain is a hallucinatory essay on the meaning of heroism."—Brooklyn Academy of Music

In English, French with English subtitles

Introduction by film historian Marcin Gizycki
FREE

The Magic Mountain

Muntele Magic

ANCA DAMIAN
Romania, Poland, France, 2015
89 minutes, Color

Romanian artist Anca Damian's elegant animated feature, constructed as a storytelling session between a father and daughter, is a docu-drama traversing a half century of history. As Anca describes it, "The character Adam Jacek Winkler is a Polish refugee in Paris, an artist, a mountain climber, and a romantic who lived a boundless life and envisioned himself a knight of the twentieth century, leaving France to fight with the mujahideen in Afghanistan against the Soviets." Described as "A work of overwhelming artistry" by Variety, the images—derived from Winkler's own paintings, motifs from film history, and from Afghan art and photography—are offset by Alexander Balanescu's poignant score. "Incorporating a dazzling blend of various animation techniques, collages, photographs, paintings by Winkler, and found footage, The Magic Mountain is a hallucinatory essay on the meaning of heroism."—Brooklyn Academy of Music

In English, French with English subtitles

Introduction by film historian Marcin Gizycki
FREE


Sunday, April 23
4:00 PM
FREE

Trailers may not have subtitles but all of our foreign language films do.
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