Martin Teller's Movie Reviews

I watch movies, I write some crap

  • Recent Posts

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Meta

  • Advertisements

Skazka skazok (Tale of Tales)

Posted by martinteller on June 17, 2010

Wow.  I’m a bit at a loss for words to describe the stunning beauty of this film.  The images are so gorgeous and wistful and artful.  The animation is somewhat “crude”, but often deceptively so… there’s nothing amateur about the brilliant use of mixed media, or the breathtaking lighting effects.  The story is rich with symbolism, much of which I’m sure is deeply rooted in Russian folklore and flew way over my head.  Even without always being able to fully understand the significance of what I was seeing, I could feel the weight of nostalgia and melancholy, the dreamlike atmosphere, the simple poetry of a particular sequence.  Lovely use of Bach and Mozart as well.  What an impressive and touching piece of work.  Rating: 9

IMDb
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: