Stefan Schabenbeck

The films of Polish animator Stefan Schabenbeck are clever, passionate and often humorous condemnations of the absurd, dehumanized late 20th Century. While Schanbenbeck's work offers blunt critiques of communist bureaucracy within 1960's Poland, the themes of dehumanization that he expresses are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago. Although he only made six independent films, Stefan Schabenbeck's career certainly warrants more attention than it has been given. Schanbenbeck was born in 1940 in Zakopane, Poland. he graduated from the secondary School of Fine Arts in Warsaw, was trained as a cameraman in the Lodz filmschool. In the early 1970's, a combination of political and economic reasons led Schabenbeck to not only stop making personal films, but also flee Poland. Since then, Schabenbeck has continued to make commercial films in Germany. (via)



"Wszystko jest liczba" (Todo es un número) (1967)


Gianalberto Bendazzi, conocido historiador del cine italiano, escribió que Schabenbecky era uno de los más grandes, y al mismo tiempo, menos conocido de los creadores de la animación polaca. Se dió a conocer en 1967 con "Todo es un número", una valiosa metáfora sobre el tema de alzamiento perdido del individuo en la sociedad totalitaria, y desde entonces toda su obra muestra la lucha del ser humano por defender sus valores como individuo y como ser social.



"Schody" (Las escaleras) (1968)

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