A dizzying range of shorts and music videos from the Polish filmmaker, including the Oscar-winning Tango.
Like a Méliès of the information age, Polish filmmaker Zbigniew Rybczyński employed specially constructed rigs and cutting-edge (for its time) technology to create a kind of visual sorcery leaving you asking ‘how on earth did he do that?’
This retrospective explores Zbig’s oeuvre from his early experiments with computer animation and split screens, right through to his 80s MTV days when he was making promos for the likes of Grandmaster Flash and Lou Reed. It also features the film he’s most noted for, Tango (winner of the Oscar for Best Animated Short in 1983) in which 36 different characters slowly emerge one by one into a single room without ever interacting with each other. Experimental short filmmaking at its most sublime.
This programme has been supported by the Polish Cultural Institute.
Square, 1972 - 5min
Music Art, 1973 – 9min
New Book, 1975 – 10min
Oh, I Can't Stop! 1976 – 10min
My Window, 1979 – 2min
Media, 1980 – 2min
Tango, 1980 – 8min
The Discreet Charm of the Diplomacy, 1984 – 3min
The Day Before, 1984 – 2min
Capriccio No. 24, 1989 – 6min
Sign of the Times - Grandmaster Flash, 1984 – 4min
Close (To the Edit) - Art of Noise, 1984 – 5min
Diana D - Chuck Mangione, 1984 – 4min
Midnight Mover – Accept, 1985 – 3min
The Original Wrapper - Lou Reed, 1986 – 5min
Imagine - John Lennon, 1986 -3min
Why Should I Cry? - Nona Hendryx, 1987 – 4min
Dir: Zbigniew Rybczyński