Exordium/Outgrown

If Gerry and Sylvia Anderson had discussed surrealism with Roman Polanski in the mid-60s, they might have made a disquieting, space-age marionette film like this. Set to the music of Austin’s Man, Woman, Friend, Computer, it “tells the story of a spaceman who comes to terms with isolation and loss as he cares for an injured alien creature.” Filmmaker Yuliya Tsukerman combines “centuries-old Czech marionette techniques with modern materials and found objects” in this memorable short.

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