Dom (1959)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Sub-Genres - Surrealist Film  |   Run Time - 12 min.  |   Countries - Australia, Poland  |  
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Polish filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk garnered international acclaim with this experimental short, co-directed with renowned illustrator Jan Lenica. Taking its influence from Dadaism and surrealism, Dom, or House, is comprised of hand-drawn images, shots of inanimate objects, and live-action footage, all of which reference disparate motifs: an orange, a glass of milk, a conductor leading an inanimate symphony, and various abstract shapes. Through their use of repetition and color, Borowczyk and Lenica stress certain ideas and themes more prominently than others, bringing the seemingly unrelated visuals into a coherent whole. Dom was awarded the Grand Prix at the 1958 Brussels Experimental Film Festival.



athlete, brain, claustrophobia, clock, fear, hair, hallucination, head [body part], milk, newspaper