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Trailer for the Quay brothers’ MASKA hits

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
January 10th, 2011

While some may think of names like Guillermo del Toro or Terry Gilliam when it comes to fantasy or science fiction films, you all can have them. Just give me the Quay brothers, and I’ll be a happy camper.

The PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES directing duo are back with their latest film, MASKA, and I must say, it looks absolutely breathtaking. Twitch has a new trailer for the film, which is the pair’s take on a novel penned by Solaris novelist Stanislaw Lem, and it’s a showstopper.

I have not had a chance to see the film sadly, but knowing the Quay brothers, we are in for something truly special here. It looks to feature the duo’s amazing art design and cinematography, as well as their patented dream/nightmare like stop motion animation style. The collective David Lynch of the animation world, the pair are some of the most talented animators on this planet, and this film looks to prove that once again.

Here’s the synopsis:

"Maska" ("Mask") is the latest animated film of Quay brothers, directors and puppet animators, with the music composed by Krzysztof Penderecki. The screenplay is the adaptation of Stanisław Lem's novel of the same title. The action of "Maska" is set in a technologically developed but, at the same time, feudal world. Beautiful Duenna was created in order to carry out certain mission. However, she will be forced to choose between accomplishing the task she was created for and love.

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