- Walter Ungerer |
- 1976 |
- 75 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
Sale Format(s): DVD
A man meets a woman at a deserted railroad station somewhere in northern New England. It is the middle of winter; snow is falling. The two drive to a remote farmhouse. Two strange children, who never speak, appear at the window; an old woman calls them away. First isolation, then alienation, overcome the couple. The woman has a dream, then disappears. Nothing is explained. Only footprints remain in the snow that covers the supernatural landscape. THE ANIMAL is a film about unutterable loss, fate and the unknowable.
Awards and Exhibition: Golden Athena (Best Feature Film), Athens Int'l Film Festival, 1977; Tours Film Festival, 1978; Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1978; Florence Int'l Film Festival, 1979; Hong Kong Film Culture Center, 1982, retrospective showing of American independent films; Atlantic Int'l Film Festival, 1983.
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