Tale of Tales at Curzon Soho London

Thursday 19 January 2006 18.00

Twice voted best animated film of all time. The inspiration for Michel Gondry’s Human Behaviour music video which launched Bjork’s career. Analysed in The Guardian by Booker Prize-winning novelist AS Byatt. Now Yuri Norstein’s short film Tale of Tales is the subject of an entire book written by Clare Kitson, ex-Commissioning Editor for Animation at Channel 4 (and co-architect of the animate! project).

Tale of Tales (USSR 1979 28mins) fuses Norstein’s memories of his past and hopes and fears for the future: his post-war childhood, remnants of personal tragedies of war and the small working-class boy’s longing to emerge from the dark central corridor of the kommunalka into a luminous world of art and poetry.

This event screens a superb 35mm print of the film, followed by a discussion with AS Byatt and Clare Kitson.

Yuri Norstein and Tale of Tales: An Animator’s Journey book available here
Yuri Norstein Complete Works DVD available here

A Curzon Cinemas event, supported by animate!

Admission: £5 / £4 concessions, booking recommended

Curzon Soho Cinema
99 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 5DY
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square or Covent Garden

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