Archive of films Balablok / Balablok

Canada
1972, 8 min

Section: Tribute to Břetislav Pojar
Year: 2007

A protest against intolerance presented in an original, minimalist artistic conception. Here we have animated balls and blocks battling it out together in a fight which initially resembles a boyish tussle yet, by the end, the goal is total mutual destruction. Yet the direction of the piece remains playful, focusing on witty visual gags. The film was awarded the Palme d’Or in Cannes in 1973.


Synopsis

A protest against intolerance presented in an original, minimalist artistic conception. Here we have animated balls and blocks battling it out together in a fight which initially resembles a boyish tussle yet, by the end, the goal is total mutual destruction. Yet the direction of the piece remains playful, focusing on witty visual gags. The film was awarded the Palme d’Or in Cannes in 1973.

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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Tribute to Břetislav Pojar
   
Director:
Screenplay: Břetislav Pojar
Dir. of Photography: Pierre Provost
Music: Maurice Blackburn
Producer: René Jodoin
Production: National Film Board of Canada
Contact: National Film Board of Canada
   
www: www.nfb.ca
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