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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Juan Javier's rating of the film Renaissance

    Gracias por todas las películas de este director.

  2. Funda Can Çuvalcı's rating of the film Renaissance

  3. Léo Lebrun's rating of the film Renaissance

    un court-métrage (mais vraiment très court) explosif

  4. ruth's rating of the film Renaissance

    An insightful short work of art, while unfortunately undermined by it's own literalism is none the less playful in its approach. Borowczyk reverses decay and in doing so reestablishes a militaristic tradition. In the creation of the film, however he is simultaneously pulling this image apart. This conflict of intention and action in a perpetual loop gives it a rewarding complexity to the cultural status of war.

  5. fearraigh's rating of the film Renaissance

    An amusing and witty deconstruction of still lifes that makes the most of the spatial and physical possibilities of animation. Like many of Borowczyk's early shorts, it looks simultaneously one of a kind and distinctively the work of an auteur.

  6. hemachandra's rating of the film Renaissance

    stop-motion might not have been enough of a challenge to Borowczyk, so he did it in reverse too

  7. findfilm's rating of the film Renaissance

    Brilliant use of time-lapse photography that predates and totally sidelines digital trickery. Aside from the technical wizardry evident in this delightful 9 minute film the message contained within and artfully climaxed in the final few seconds is extraordinary. The solo trumpet music is also perfectly conceived. One can only imagine the time required to assemble this amazingly detailed deconstruction in reverse.

  8. FISCHER's rating of the film Renaissance

    On aime surtout la chute qui explique l'amoncellement des débris et invite à un éternel recommencement... www.cinefiches.com

  9. Quattro's rating of the film Renaissance

    Delightful. I don't know how he does this kind of stop-motion, but his style is unmistakable. And the sound design, wonderful. Its Moebius strip-like structure makes it perfect to be played in loop, in an endless cycle of destruction and – well, renaissance. There's a subtle sadness in this, despite its playful tone. Hypnotizing. Want more.

  10. Ludovic72's rating of the film Renaissance

    Ces quelques minutes d'animation nous disent en substance qu'il est tellement plus simple et rapide de détruire que de réparer, un constat qui n'a sans doute pas fait assez réfléchir depuis les années 60... En tout cas, Walerian Borowczyk a fait du beau travail : concis, minutieux, symboliquement fort, perturbant. Peut-être s'est-il limité à un trop petit nombre d'objets, il aurait aussi pu leur donner des couleurs.

  11. lou.'s rating of the film Renaissance

    C'est belle cette petite animation, parce qu'elle raconte la vie, qui prends si longtemps à se construire – et un instant pour se détruire. (ah bah non, il n'y a pas de porno cette fois-ci! :)

  12. EdieEmm's rating of the film Renaissance

    The idea that life/death (chaos/order, etc.) contain each other, or are inseparable... And the idea that objects contain traces of memory... That memory is something like an energy that all things pass through, are infused with, that manifests in specific signatures that can be coaxed into brief bursts of life (like Live Photo!) And, an homage to Hy Hirsch, who rejected the idea of "completion" at all. Wonderful.

  13. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Renaissance

  14. Kim Nyman's rating of the film Renaissance

    Gènial! Any objects are not permanent... so we must take care of them!

  15. captainfez's rating of the film Renaissance

    Reverse typewriter grapes are my favourite kind.

  16. Lex Lucas's rating of the film Renaissance

    It's a cycle that never stops. Destruction is easy and takes a second, while a Renaissance takes time and is fragile. It seems like a Sisyphus condition that life is.

  17. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Renaissance

    A nice and funny idea with serious background. Well made in animation and simple sound.

  18. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Renaissance

    Creation is destruction in reverse esrever ni noitcurtsed si noitaerC

  19. Superfrog's rating of the film Renaissance

    A representation of life, with several twists and an interesting choice of start point in the cycle. Can be looped for greater effect !

  20. El Biffo's rating of the film Renaissance

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gnRyU15oJI

  21. Rafael Zen's rating of the film Renaissance

    What can I say: this is just cool: a very well constructed tale of destruction.

  22. - Caltiki -'s rating of the film Renaissance