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Homage Boris von Borresholm 2012
Adam 2 Jan Lenica

The eternal Adam on a journey by bicycle and time machine through a world of lemurs and phantasms. Surrealist cartoon animation somewhere between Monty Python and Kafka.

Adam 2

Animated Film
FRG
1968
68 minutes

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Boris von Borresholm
Jan Lenica
Jan Lenica’s cartoon and collage animation is a variation on the outsider theme of his early works: an “old Adam with new problems” travels by bike and time machine through a world of lemurs and phantasms in a futile quest for paradise. Lenica called this Kafkaesque, pessimistic parable, frequently obscured by the ciphers of depth psychology, “autobiographical” (Der Spiegel 1975).
Homage Boris von Borresholm 2012
Der Große Schmuggel Gertraud Reiner, Walter Reiner

Over the centuries, the house of “Europe” had many builders, first and foremost among them the suspicion and self-interest of the nations. Soon there were guards and smugglers everywhere. “Suddenly someone had an idea”... and slowly the walls begin to crumble and the windows to the neighbours open.

Der Große Schmuggel

Animated Film
FRG
1964
10 minutes
subtitles: 
(none)

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Boris von Borresholm
Gertraud Reiner, Walter Reiner
Wolfram Roerig
d'Averbeck
Hans Dieter Bove
Boris von Borresholm
Over the centuries, the house of “Europe” had many builders, first and foremost among them the suspicion and self-interest of the nations. Soon there were guards and smugglers everywhere. “Suddenly someone had an idea”... and slowly the walls begin to crumble and the windows to the neighbours open.
Homage Boris von Borresholm 2012
Dialog oder Ariadnes Klage Boris von Borresholm

The difficult relationship between a man and a woman could end in their death. The potential consequences are enumerated and the relationship is given a second chance. An occasionally abstract narrative of the trials and tribulations of love.

Dialog oder Ariadnes Klage

Animated Film
FRG
1984
11 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Boris von Borresholm
Luciano Berio
Sylvia Kekulé
Elisabeth Imholte, Boris von Borresholm
Manfredo Manfredi
The difficult relationship between a man and a woman could end in their death. The potential consequences are enumerated and the relationship is given a second chance. An occasionally abstract narrative of the trials and tribulations of love.
Homage Boris von Borresholm 2012
Die Heinzelmännchen Gerhard Fieber

Industrious brownies dance to the hard tune of industrial work every day, but they also work hard for their own postcard idyll of forests and meadows. Then they are swept away by the automation wave and even their leisure hours are soon ruled by the beat of electronic media. A poignant critique of the brave new world’s delusions of progress.

Die Heinzelmännchen

Animated Film
FRG
1962
11 minutes

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Gerhard Fieber
Horst Dempwolff
Albert Stich
Günter Schilling, Herbert Hunger, Gustav Tolle
Boris von Borresholm
Industrious brownies dance to the hard tune of industrial work every day, but they also work hard for their own postcard idyll of forests and meadows. Then they are swept away by the automation wave and even their leisure hours are soon ruled by the beat of electronic media. A poignant critique of the brave new world’s delusions of progress.
Homage Boris von Borresholm 2012
Die Nashörner Jan Lenica

Opinion leaders and media manipulation cause people to adapt and allow themselves to be influenced more and more. They are no longer able to form their own opinions in life, at the workplace or on the political level. Finally they become submissive creatures, “rhinoceroses”. Loosely based on the Romanian-French writer Eugène Ionesco’s play.

Die Nashörner

Animated Film
FRG
1963
11 minutes

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Boris von Borresholm
Jan Lenica
Renate Rühr
Jan Lenica, Eugéne Ionescu
Opinion leaders and media manipulation cause people to adapt and allow themselves to be influenced more and more. They are no longer able to form their own opinions in life, at the workplace or on the political level. Finally they become submissive creatures, “rhinoceroses”. Loosely based on the Romanian-French writer Eugène Ionesco’s play.
Homage Boris von Borresholm 2012
Die Ordnung Bohumil Stepan, Hana StepanBoris von Borresholm

A surreal collage film that shows how the various social groups in a city are relentlessly conformised until they all literally have a “butt face”.

Homage Boris von Borresholm 2012
Die Utopen Vlado Kristl

Rows of eyes, jockeys, mouths, threeman, cars – an enigmatic and radical catalogue of images, kept together by a surprising montage and carved apart by the inexorable sabre of a guard soldier.

Die Utopen

Animated Film
FRG
1964
9 minutes

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Boris von Borresholm
Vlado Kristl
Josef Anton Riedl
Pit-Jörn Brockner
Vlado Kristl
Vlado Kristl
Vlado Kristl
Rows of eyes, jockeys, mouths, threeman, cars – an enigmatic and radical catalogue of images, kept together by a surprising montage and carved apart by the inexorable sabre of a guard soldier.
Homage Boris von Borresholm 2012
Es war einmal - Eine wahre Geschichte von höherer Vogelwarte aus gesehen Gerhard Fieber

A newly arrived vulture with a distinctive moustache and a black parting exploits the discontent in the “Cloud Kingdom” for his own purposes. As his followers grow in number, critical opinions are suppressed. An entertaining attempt to reappraise Nazi rule in the spirit of West Germany in the 1950s.

Es war einmal - Eine wahre Geschichte von höherer Vogelwarte aus gesehen

Animated Film
FRG
1957
11 minutes

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Gerhard Fieber
Friedrich Schröder
Gerhard Huttula
Waldemar Volkmer, Günter Schilling, Albert Stich, Gustav Tolle
Boris von Borresholm
A newly arrived vulture with a distinctive moustache and a black parting exploits the discontent in the “Cloud Kingdom” for his own purposes. As his followers grow in number, critical opinions are suppressed. An entertaining attempt to reappraise Nazi rule in the spirit of West Germany in the 1950s.