An apple struggles to free itself from the tree and fall free, as its fellow apples look on. —IMDb
Ferenc Rofusz is a Hungarian animator.
Rofusz was born in 1946 in Budapest. His interest in animation and film making started relatively early. During his studies he took special drawing and animating courses. He started to work at the Hungarian film studio Mafilm as set designer, set painter and animator. In 1968 he joined Pannónia Filmstúdió and partnered Marcell Jankovics on the animation project “Gusztáv” (“Gustavus”). In 1974 he made his first animated film “A kő” (“The Stone”), and six years later for “A Légy” (“The Fly”) he received the 1981 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.
Hungary was a Communist country at the time, and Rófusz himself was not allowed to leave the country to attend the Oscars. However, without his knowledge, somebody accepted the award for him during the show.
In the early 1980s, Rofusz released two new animated films, “Holtpont” (“Deadlock”, Stuttgart – Special Prize of the Jury 1984) and “Gravitáció” (“Gravity”, OIAF Award, 1984… read more