New print: Book of Dead by Victor Faccinto

Posted May 21st, 2018 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

A new print of Book of Dead,¬†transgressive animator Victor Faccinto’s journey to hell, is now in distribution.


Book of Dead (1978 | 15 minutes | B&W | SILENT)

“In BOOK OF DEAD, no human image can hide from the secrets the animator chooses to reveal. Figures walking on a beach grow satanic horns and tails; tiny pitchforks and snakes pierce the bodies of others. Murder, disfigurement and enactment of the basest lust are the actions most frequently depicted. Through drawings on the frame, the human beings in the initially innocent photographic images have been made to do the bidding of their own creator and suffer his many torments.” – Barbara Scharres, TRICK-FILM/CHICAGO, 1980 Catalogue