Feb 2, 2010

The Metamorphosis Of Mr Samsa (1977)


The Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa is an adaptation of Franz Kafka's story about a man who metamorphoses into a beetle. Because of his repellent appearance, the man, a dutiful and loving son and brother, is unable to communicate to his family his feelings of shame and guilt and his need for love. The film conveys the atmosphere of anxiety and alienation that Kafka creates in his story. The story is told with sand animation.

Selected Awards: IAF Annecy 1977: Critics’ Prize & 1st choice of the public; IFF Athens, Ohio, 1978: Merit Award, ISFF Krakow, 1978: Grand Prix; Cork Film Festival, 1978: Certificate of Merit, Animated Films Category; IAF Ottawa 1978: Special Jury Award; IFF San Francisco 1978: Certificate for Outstanding Achievement

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