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Winner of the Grand Prize for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival, Ostrov (Island, 1973) is a genial critique on the selfishness of modern society.
1974 | Winner: Palme d'Or - Best Short Film
yeah, civilization is entirely bad. one conclusion: throw away your PCs, rally in the street. whoever does it first, please report on this post.
Less of a critique on society and more as a personal tragedy of reaching out and being failed by religion, commerce, authority, science (...) oh but someone swimming by with a log...
The satire is perhaps a bit obvious (though strangely un-Soviet in feel, at least to me), but Khitruk's animation is, as usual, a delight. He was a master of so many different styles!
I really love the sovetique soundback! Mmm.
brilliant and amazing ...... tries to summerize the modern human life from the basic " natural " "original" point of view.