All Hollow's Eve

I was introduced to the animations of The Brothers Quay in college. Their films are amazing. A visual eye-candy of sorts, but very dark, more like a strong dark licorice. I hadn't heard or seen anything from them in years and began to wonder what they're up to.
Turns out they've been very active. In the last few years they've released 3 feature length live action films, mixed w/ some animation (Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life (1995), The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (2006), Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass (TBA)) and have now have a DVD available of their short animations. You can get it here. They've even done a couple of videos for His Name is Alive, Michael Penn, Sparklehorse and some others. Check out the His Name is Alive video here, can't seem to find the others yet.
Now I've got to get my hands on these feature length films! Has anyone seen them?


Frank Mauceri said...

David Thomas and Pere Ubu have a new collaboration with The Brothers Quay, based upon the famous Alfred Jarry play. Check out this first glimpse:


elan said...

Good to know. I'm wondering, if this is a first glimpse, what will it become in the end? and now I know about Pere Ubu, thanks.