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Mind the Steps!
Mind the Steps!
8.3
/10
741 Ratings

Synopsis

Furniture removers grapple with a wardrobe in the staircase of a block of council flats in Budapest at a time of political upheaval. People go up and down, children play ball, and violence, heckling and assault take place.

Our take

Made in 1989, as Hungary was on the brink of seismic social change, this remarkable short by István Orbaz is a monochromatic wonder. Rotoscoped animation, hand-drawn in black ink, effects an Escher-like illusory quality, with ingenious transitions that marry the social inextricably to the political.