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35mm: Quay Brothers Meet Christopher Nolan

Three restored 35mm prints of films from two of the world’s most original filmmakers, alongside a brand new short by Christopher Nolan.

The Quay brothers with Christopher Nolan

Two of the world’s most original filmmakers, the identical Quay Brother twins, have been making their unique blend of puppetry and stop-motion animation for over 30 years, spawning an enormous cult following and many high profile admirers, from Terry Gilliam to Christopher Nolan. A passion for detail, a breath-taking command of colour and texture, and an uncanny use of focus and camera movement make their films unique and instantly recognizable. Best known for their classic 1986 film Street of Crocodiles, they are masters of miniaturization and their tiny sets create a landscape of long-repressed childhood dreams. A first screening of 3 new 35mm prints of their work, alongside a brand new short from Christopher Nolan revealing the inner workings of their studio.

In Absentia

Director Quay Brothers
UK 2000
19 mins



Director Christopher Nolan
USA 2015
8 mins

The Comb

Director Quay Brothers
UK 1990
17 mins

Street of Crocodiles

Director Quay Brothers
UK 1986
21 mins

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