Zeitgeist Films | The Short Films of the Quay Brothers
The Quay Brothers
Film Info
1979-2003
Color and B&W
UK
Rating: Not Rated
Reviews

“Omniscient cyclopean dolls, sentient micromachines, bristly wine forests and a pugilistic plush bunny are among the distressingly tactile treats. Underscoring meticulous attention to detail and rigorous at dedication to form, but also tenderness and oblique whimsy. Simultaneously mournful, antic and imbued with a pleasingly nostalgic loneliness, this megadose of the Quays’ singular vision will haunt your perception for days.”
– Mark Holcomb, TIME OUT NEW YORK

“Their obsessive, painstaking stop-motion puppet animations are discomfitingly close to musty assemblages or mad museum dioramas and there’s an ineffable delicacy to their juxtaposition of mannequins, miniatures, and assorted mechanical detritus.”
– J. Hoberman, THE VILLAGE VOICE

“This prolific duo have cranked out some of the most imaginative, mesmerizing animation since the late 1970s. The massive retrospective attests to the animators’ unparalleled vision and the collection forms a gorgeous visual spectacle.”
– Eric Kohn, NEW YORK PRESS

“Unlike anything you’ve ever seen—even in your dreamiest dreams.”
– Jami Bernard, NEW YORK POST

“The most perversely fascinating body of work this side of David Cronenberg.”
– NEWSDAY

“Eerily moving.”
– Terrence Rafferty, THE NEW YORKER