|| Les Miserables
|| Vashon Film Society Showing Alois Nebel
Vashon Film Society Showing Alois Nebel Friday Feb 1st at 9:15
Czech entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards
Winner 3 Czech Oscars (Czech Lion) Including Best Art Direction 2012
Winner Best Animated Feature Film 2012 European Film Awards
Inspired by classic film noir and rendered in mesmerizing black-and-white rotoscope (ŗ la Richard Linklaterís Waking Life), this dark-hearted Czech film traces the haunted memories and mysterious visions of a troubled train dispatcher through the shifting cultural and political landscape at the close of the Cold War.
Alois Nebel is an isolated train dispatcher at a lonely station on the Czech-Slovak border in the 80s. His life is quiet, disrupted only by the fog that occasionally rolls in and causes him to hallucinate ghosts from World War II. These horrors trouble him but when he meets a silent stranger, Alois begins a journey toward resolving his nightmares.