The Short Films of the Quay Brothers

Directed by Quay Brothers

Year: 1979
Color Type: Color and B&W
Subjects: Animation
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The Short Films of the Quay Brothers

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Directed by Quay Brothers


Two of the world’s most original filmmakers, identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay have been making their unique blend of puppetry and stop-motion animation for nearly 30 years and have spawned an enormous cult following. The Quays display a passion for detail, a breathtaking command of color and texture, and an uncanny use of focus and camera movement that make their films unique and instantly recognizable.

Best known for their classic 1986 film STREET OF CROCODILES, which filmmaker Terry Gilliam selected as one of the ten best animated films of all time, they are masters of miniaturization and on their tiny sets have created an unforgettable world, suggestive of a landscape of long-repressed childhood dreams.

The short films of the Quay Brothers are available to book individually, and are also available on a 2007 DVD collection and a 2015 Blu-ray collection.

Films available for booking are:

Nocturna Artificialia (1979) [not on the Blu-ray]
The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (1984)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (1985)
Street of Crocodiles (1986)
Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies (1987)
Dramolet (Stille Nacht I) (1988)
The Comb (From the Museums of Sleep) (1991)
Anamorphosis (or De Artificiali Perspectiva) (1991)
Are We Still Married? (Stille Nacht II) (1991)
Tales from the Vienna Woods (Stille Nacht III) (1992)
Can’t Go Wrong Without You (Stille Nacht IV) (1993)
In Absentia (2000)
The Phantom Museum (2003)

(Please note that only the DVD collection is available for educational purchase)

Interested in bringing The Short Films of the Quay Brothers to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at [email protected] or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

The Short Films of the Quay Brothers may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at [email protected] or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

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