An Anthology of Polish Children's Animation includes almost forty shorts chosen from amongst several hundred award-winning or critically well-received films from the last 60 years. The works presented here contain no violence, but are intended not only for younger viewers, but also for lovers of art film, who will value their unusually high artistic quality and innovative form. Among the directors included are some of the most famous names in Polish animation, among them Zenon Wasilewski, Witold Giersz, Daniel Szczechura, Julian Antonisz, and Academy Award-winner Zbigniew Rybczynski.
The revamped 1995 edition of Anthology includes all of the group's hit singles, as well as significant album tracks and singles that didn't chart, making it the definitive portrait of the popular, groundbreaking urban contemporary group.
"The two DVDs which we present to cinema lovers, did not have enough room to contain all the outstanding Polish animated films of the last six decades, nor present all the makers worthy of attention. We do hope, however, that the selection is representative enough to let those viewers, who are not very well familiar with the history of Polish animation, get to know it better, while to its enthusiasts, it will bring back almost thirty of its gems." - Marcin Gizycki
If Maya Deren invented the American avant-garde cinema, Stan Brakhage realized its potential. Unquestionably the most important living avant-garde filmmaker, Brakhage single-handedly transformed the schism separating the avant-garde from classical filmmaking into a chasm. And the ultimate consequences have yet to be resolved; his films appear nearly as radical today as the day he made them.