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Quay (2015) - Short Film
This short documentary film reveals the inner workings of the Brothers' studio. (imdb)
Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H. (2013) - Short Film
Working in the stop-motion puppet animation technique, for which they are best known, this short film by the Quay Brothers revolves around the work and life of Uruguyan writer Felisberto Hernández, often referred to as the father of 'magic realism', and for whose work the Quays share an affinity.
Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum) (2011) - Short Film
A documentary on the subject of the collections of books, instruments and medical anomalies at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mutter Museum housed there. This short film represents the first to be made by the internationally recognized Quay Brothers in the United States. While not a stop-motion animation film, a form for which the Quays are best known, the entire film is vibrantly constructed and 'animated'. (imdb)
Maska (2010) - Short Film
An adaptation of Stanisław Lem's 1974 story of the same title.
Wonderwood: Comme des garçons (2010) - Short Film
Short based on the texture of wood.
Inwentorium sladów (2009) - Direct-to-Video
In the Renaissance castle of the Polish count -Jan Potocki- in Lancut, the modern traces of a past glory persevere and become visible again at the tones of Krzysztof Penderecki's music and Brothers Quay's imaginary animation. (imdb)
A documentary film about Ladislas Starevich - stop-motion animator who used insects, animals and self created dolls for his films.
Alice in Not So Wonderland (2007) - Short Film
An interpretation of Alice in Wonderland by the Quay Brothers.
Eurydice, She So Beloved (2007) - Short Film
An interpretation of the Orpheus story by the Quay Brothers.
The breathtakingly beautiful and long-awaited second feature from the Brothers Quay. On the eve of her wedding, the beautiful opera singer Malvina is mysteriously killed and abducted by a malevolent Dr. Droz. Felisberto, an innocent piano tuner, is summoned to Droz's secluded villa to service his strange musical automatons. Little by little Felisberto learns of the doctor's plans to stage a "diabolical opera" and of Malvina's fate. He secretly conspires to rescue her, only to become trapped himself in the web of Droz's perverse universe. (Zeitgeist Films)
Songs for Dead Children (2003) - Short Film
A Quay Brothers' animation.
The Phantom Museum: Random Forays Into the Vaults of Sir Henry Wellcome's Medical Collection (2003) - Short Film
As a museum containing old medical displays and models is locked up for the night, the various pieces are brought out and allowed to come to life in a variety of ways. (imdb)
Stille Nacht V (2001) - Short Film
The fifth instalment in the Stille Nacht series is a music video for Sparklehorse song "Dog Door" (lyrics by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan). It depicts a tense anthropomorphic fox before a lubricious doll.
In Absentia (2000) - Short Film
A combination of live action and puppet animation, In Absentia details the attempts of a woman to write a letter from within the cracked, faded walls of an asylum, her progress as glacially slow as the movement of the stars. She is doomed to endlessly repeat the steps and be forever left speechless in her cell, while outside a wasteland of waring light and dark reflects her despair. (imdb)
The Summit (1995) - TV Movie
Two men seek to negotiate an agreement of international significance. (imdb)
Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant... (imdb)
Stille Nacht IV (1993) - Short Film
The final instalment in the Stille Nacht series is a second music video for His Name Is Alive. Set in the same world as the previous promo, it features the same young girl and white rabbit... (YouTube.com)
Stille Nacht III (1992) - Short Film
Tales from the Vienna Woods (1992) constitutes a black-and-white, 3-minute animated short and the tertiary installment of The Quay Brothers' "Stille Nacht" series. Through the use of heavy, arcane and repetitive symbolism (with the actual event never depicted), the film plays and replays an incident in the woods, where a deer is shot in the testicles. (AllMovieGuide)
Are We Still Married (1992) - Short Film
A tear falls from the eyes of a veiled face. A white ball whips around a heart-shaped paddle. A mournful voice sings, "Are we still married?" A child's stuffed rabbit watches, sees someone's legs hanging and shoes jiggling, and sees a girl holding a heart-shaped paddle. A hand seen through a door's glass knocks incessantly; the lock jiggles, the child holds the heart-shaped object and leans against the wall, sometimes moving up and down on the toes of her shoes.(imdb)
De Artificiali Perspectiva (1991) - Short Film
An examination on art and perspective.
The Calligrapher (1991) - TV Movie
A calligrapher creates his own quill pen. (imdb)
The Comb (1990) - Short Film
A porcelain doll is trying to make its way up a ladder in what is presumably, someone's bizarre dream.
Ex voto (1989) - Short Film
Short film by the Quay brothers.
Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies (1988) - Short Film
Oscillating hands each hold a pen; a man made of wire has a malevolent look and an oscillating eye as he pokes at a bump on his forehead. Op-art stripes are in the fabric. Lines become jumbles that become balls that oscillate, bounce, or stay suspended in air. In a dark apartment, a man lies in bed, a forlorn woman stands nearby rubbing first her forehead then her chest... (imdb)
Stille Nacht I (1988) - Short Film
A magnet moves on a floor. A moth beats against a window. A doll child watches the magnet; threads of metal filings gather around the magnet. The doll, who's sitting at a table, looks in a bowl that's on the table. In it are more threads, looking like breakfast cereal. He needs a spoon; spoons appear. The fixed smile on the doll's face is rewarded.
A collection of the Quay brothers animated shorts.
Street of Crocodiles (1986) - Short Film
A man closes up a lecture hall; he reaches into a box and snips the string holding a gaunt puppet. Released, the puppet warily explores the darkened rooms about him. Screws twist out of objects and move about. A boy doll catches light with a mirror, shining it around: he spotlights the gaunt explorer. An adult female doll stands with breasts exposed. Mechanical spools and wheels turn. (imdb)
This Unnameable Little Broom (1985) - Short Film
A red-clothed puppet lives in a room with a missing wall. He rides a tricycle. Gadgets surround him. He eats dandelion tufts... (imdb)
The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (1984) - Short Film
In Prague, a professorial puppet, with metal pincers for hands and an open book for a hat, takes a boy as a pupil... (imdb)
Nocturna Artificialia (1979) - Short Film
Suzanne H. Buchan describes the narrative of Nocturna Artificialia as virtually "nonexistent: a solitary figure gazes out of his window, enters the nocturnal street, is transfixed by a passing tram, and suddenly, back in his room, falls from his chair and wakes up."