N+2: The Dirdy Birdy - John R. Dilworth (1994)

09 febrero 2012

The Dirdy Birdy - John R. Dilworth (1994)

No Dialogue / Sin Diálogos

Un desfigurado pájaro se enamora perdidamente de una indiferente gata; la enamorada ave va en constante búsqueda de su amada, sin embargo ella lo recibe con bastante repulsión. Delirante y divertida historia de un amor un destructivo.

La obra de este animador estadounidense destaca y divierte por el absurdo expresado constantemente, ese absurdo presente en la estética misma y cuyo alcance llega hasta la narrativa. Basta con ver otra de sus grandes obras, Life in Transition (2005), para poder apreciar cierta evolución en este manejo del absurdo surreal, llegando casi hasta matices dalinianos.

"Academy Award nominated director John R. Dilworth is a New York-based animation director and designer whose work has appeared on CBS, Showtime, HBO, FOX, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, MTV, Canal +, and Arte. His films have been featured in museum programs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. He is the founder of Stretch Films, Inc., one of the leading animation design and production studios in New York City...
...Dilworth's breakout film was THE DIRDY BIRDY (1994).  The film critic, Karl Cohen, wrote, "An exceptional audience pleaser... I expect it will join Bambi Meets Godzilla as one of the great dubious classics of the late 20th century."  The film was selected in over 50 international festivals and has won numerous prizes including a Mikeldo do Plata de Animacion in Spain. THE DIRDY BIRDY toured with Spike & Mike's "Festival of Animation" and "Sick & Twisted Festival." It was also selected to screen with the 35-city LOLLAPALOOZA SUMMER TOUR music festival in 1995 and opened for several feature films, among them, "CRUMB."  The Venice Film Festival has placed a print of THE DIRDY BIRDY in their permanent archive.

The film was featured on MTV's debut of "Cartoon Sushi," a series that highlights the best in independent animation. It has been broadcast in Spain, France, Belgium, Finland, Germany, and Australia; as well as screening in theaters throughout Europe. The popularity of the film continues in 2006 as a roadband series on Comedy Central's website, Motherload..."



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