The Blue Rose of Forgetfulness

Lewis Klahr, USA 2022, 63’
Polish premiere
Stranger Than Rotterdam with Sara Driver

The (not so) ordinary life of paper people. The protagonists, taken from old comic books, are ambassadors for the American imaginarium of the 1950s. The director uses cut-out figures to tell stories in various conventions: from melodrama to noir, from realism to magical realism.

Piotr Mirski

Lewis Klahr

Lewis Klahr has been making films since 1977. He is known for his uniquely idiosyncratic experimental films and cutout animations, collages of mid-twentieth-century advertisements, comic books, and other ephemera of American commerce and popular culture, which have been screened extensively in the United States and Europe (AltairLulu and Pony Glass and The Pharaoh’s Belt). New York’s Museum of Modern Art has purchased Klahr’s films for their permanent collection, and curated three one-person shows with him since 1989. Commercially he has created special effects and animation for television.

Selected filmography

1995 Altair (anim., short)

1996 Lulu (anim., short)

1998 Pony Glass (anim., short)

2011 Kanciarz / The Pettifogger (anim.)

2015 Sixty Six (anim.)

2020 Circumstantial Pleasures (anim.)

2022 The Blue Rose of Forgetfulness (anim.)

Cast & Crew

director Lewis Klahr
screenplay Lewis Klahr
cinematography Lewis Klahr
editing Lewis Klahr
producer Lewis Klahr
sales Lewis Klahr
language no dialogues
coloration colour
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