Friday, April 10, 2020

Ferenc Cakó - Ab ovo (1987)

"Born in Budapest in 1950. Graduated from the College for Creative Arts in 1973. While still at college he won several prizes as an amateur animation filmmaker.This it was abvious for him to follow, the road Pannonia Film Studio where he worked as an animator - designer - director from 1973 to 1991. He used puppet, clay, and paper-cut techniques in his films including 'The Chair', 'Criminal Clay', 'King`s Cold', (to order by John Halas), 'Tale with Surprise Ending' etc.
The first significant intenational succes was at the Annecy Film Festival with 'Ad Astra' in 1982. From that time on he has made his films from his own scripts. His individual style emerges in his short films: 'Motorture' (clay) 1982. 'Ab Ovo' (clay and sand) 1987, 'Ad Rem' (clay and coal) 1989, 'Ashes' (sand) 1994 ,'Song of the Sand' (sand) 1995, 'Nest' (sand) 1997, 'Labyrinth' (clay and puppet) 1999, 'Vision' (puppet) 2000, 'Stones' (sand) 2000. His films have won the grand prizes of nearly each significant film festival: Cannes (Best Short Film), Berlin (Golden Bear), San Francisco (Golden Gate Award), Annecy (Best Short Film), Oberhausen, Krackow, Espinho, Sanghai, Gava Uppsala, Kecskemet etc. He also made series for children: 'Never Mind Toby' (26 episodes), 'Zeno' (22 episodes), 'Elephant Tof-Tof' (52 episodes), 'Legends of Hungarian Castles' (13 episodes)." - National Film Institute 


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