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Title: Bead Game/Histoire de perles
Director: Patel, Ishu
Year: 1977
Length: 05 min 35 s

In this fascinating, innovative exercise in animation, thousands of beads are arranged and manipulated, assuming shapes of creatures both mythical and real. They continually devour, merge, and absorb one another in explosions of colour. The theme is one of aggression and inevitability, but any conclusion is left to the viewer. Sound film without words.

Ishu Patel

Ishu Patel

Executive producer
Derek Lamb

J.P. Ghosh

Technique(s) used

Animation stand

Bead animation