Friday, 8 February 2013


The Secret of Kells is showing as the Saturday matinée at Picturehouse chain cinemas and independent cinemas across the UK this Saturday, the 9th February. IMDb should list most of them – enter your location and click "Go", then the "Sat 9" button.

Current music: George Frideric Handel – Dixit Dominus (1707)
You may know that I'm generally not the greatest fan of fan-ing Handel. But with different words parts of this could pass for an opera Aelita or "La Reine cruelle et le montreur de fabulo" or that bit in Blackadder's Christmas Carol which is probably what got me associating sci-fi with baroque music to begin with; get into that cyclic-ecstatic organ and the rest opens up like that background of the magic countryside on just the edge of town in the Disney Beauty and the Beast. I'm going to stop describing artwork by comparison with others no—HOLY EFIPEWFBHEIPWQ YMCK ON LATE JUNCTION!

Friday, 2 November 2012

So, the compilation movie of the other 5 episodes of Dragons et Princesses has been made, apparently just for the Japanese market and monoscopic only. See the poster here.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Kudos (i.e. nothing of any actual value) to anyone whom can contribute any idea as to WTF the 4 May 2012 UK release by Picturehouse Entertainment Dinotasia is.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Producers of the animated Rabbi's Cat, Autochenille production, have now announced their next project to be based on Abouet & Oubrerie's Aya, which is published in English translation by Drawn & Quarterly and I recall seeing it in Travelling Man. News from Zippy Frames, image from

Am considering abandoning Blogger for Tumblr with this as well. Though things things it lacks annoy me when using it bottom line is it takes seconds to post and attribute images with it and have it look good instead of hours.

Current music: Weill, over and over. But esp. "Habsucht" (Covetousness) from Die sieben Todsünden, the "Barbara-Song" and the songs from Happy End.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The New York International Children's Film Festival this March has, among other things of note, US premières of Bibo Films' A Monster in Paris, The Flying Machine, Laguionie's Le Tableau and Michel Ocelot there for a Q&A with Les Contes de la nuit.

Current music: Sara Lee

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Not breaking news but a big discovery to me just made: Puskin, Herzog and the Monsters, The Periwig Maker and many other shorts are available for free streaming from the BBC's Film Network.

Friday, 25 November 2011

OL Kirikou in London

Kirikou and the Sorceress and Spirited Away are screening at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, both, very unusually for the former, with their original audio, English-subbed, this Saturday, 26 November 2011 according to here. Sen begins at midday and Kirikou at 4.30 PM (16:30), both in Cinema 1, with the 1948 Oliver Twist in-between at 2.15 PM (14:15). £5 each, also unusual for London.

Current music: Percy Grainger – "Handel in the Strand"

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Soda Pictures have already picked up Les Contes de la nuit (2011) for the UK and Ireland according to the London Film Festival web site and uniFrance. Bad news in that it'll probably be dub-only but good that they'll probably give it a general release and pretty soon too.

Current music: Alexander Bălănescu & Ada Milea – The Island (Bălănescu Quartet feat. voice and guitar: Ada Milea)
Just realised this far in the night that this is the quartet I was at the College of Music years ago (didn't so much hear directly as it was so amplified).

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Laloux's La Planète sauvage is showing on UK TV channel Sky Movies Indie on Monday, 12 (at 08:00 AM) and Tuesday, 13 September (at 12:25).

And new Barry Purves and Brothers McLeod!

Current music: BBC Prom Prom 71 – Stan Kenton Tribute