3/10/2002 01:00.

Can we achieve ‘victory’ or do we just end up where we started?
Germany 1996

Programme Notes

In quest of water a sand puppet leaves the sand world in which it lives. It wanders through other worlds made of paper, stone and iron, following the sound of dripping water. In the end the sand puppet manages to reach the water, in a very tragic way.

Director: šœ›Thomas Stellmach


“Excellent. Very, very clever.”

“Spooky Horrifying”

“Well-sponsored (??)”

“Brilliant, well observed animation”

“Stunning, marvellous: why go on trying?”

“Great fun – clever and photographic but why didn’t the sand-man drink?”

“Ingenious and terrifying: are we just the playthings of irresistable forces?”

“Too clever by half!”

“Stupendous! Shows that ‘claymation’ [far] beats computer animation hands down!”


A:17, B:18, C:6, D:4, E:1 to give 75%