Blood Tea and Red String (2006)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Sub-Genres - Surrealist Film  |   Release Date - Oct 4, 2006 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In the tradition of Jan Svankmajer and The Brothers Quay, filmmaker Christiane Cegavske offers an adult oriented, stop motion fairy tale thirteen years in the making. Told strictly through imagery and without the aid of dialogue, Blood Tea and Red String focuses on the ongoing struggle waged between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak to win the heart of an exquisite doll. Commissioned by the mice to create the beautiful doll, the Oak Dwellers lovingly set about crafting the most remarkable doll ever assembled. Upon completing their assignment, however, the Oak Dwellers immediately fall under the spell of their own fantastic creation and refuse to hand her over to the mice. The determined mice aren't about to give up so easily though, and soon set out on a moonlight mission to retrieve the coveted creation.

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creature, doll, mission [quest], mouse [animal], rival, rodents