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Tales from the Dark Side

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These short animated films invoke the unsettling and bizarre. An obsessed inventor and Kafka's giant cockroach are just two of the mysterious figures inhabiting these surreal shadowy worlds. Moody, startling, unforgettable, these exquisitely rendered tales will leave you spellbound and haunted.

How Wings are Attached to the Backs of Angels: Released across the country with David Cronenberg's audacious feature Crash, this is a portrait of a man obsessed with control and fascinated by angels--but his sins may have put him beyond redemption. Animator: Craig Welch.

Two Sisters: Viola writes novels. Marie takes care of her every need. But the sudden arrival of a stranger throws their quiet world into chaos.
The Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa: An evocative tale of alienation and guilt based on Franz Kafka's story. Both animated by Caroline Leaf.

A Feather Tale: Stripped down to a dance of destruction, a love affair comes to a bitter end. Animator: Michèle Cournoyer.

Icarus: A retelling of the Greek myth; Icarus flies too close to the sun, melting the wax wings his father made him. Animator: Paul Bochner.

1998, 44 min 08 s

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