Friday, 24 August 2012

Guy Königstein's Family Stories

Guy Königstein's "Family Stories" is a stop motion film about family history, in which the family members are represented by unwinding spools of thread. The spools roll through their lives, changing direction when they move away or back home, crossing life lines of others, joining them for a while and sometimes separating from each other again.

There's something appealing about the physical qualities of the imagery so that each spool seems to be animated by the spirit of the person it represents. The understated narration, I assume in Guy's own voice, is poignant at times.

"He eventually found out that she been transported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp and that he would never see her again."
Guy's Family Stories: 1. Moving Family on Vimeo
Guy's page for Family Stories