Grendel, Grendel, Grendel 1981 G

1.30PM Sat 16 Apr 2022 (1hr 28mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

A sharply witty retelling of Beowulf that examines what it means to be a ‘monster’. Grendel, Grendel, Grendel upends the heroic story tradition by situating the narrative from the perspective of Grendel, described in the original poem as ‘a creature of darkness’. A seminal work of Australian animation, the film has gained a cult following since its limited release in 1981.

CREDITS

35MM, HAND-PAINTED ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 88 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: ALEXANDER STITT / PRODUCERS: PHILLIP ADAMS, ALEXANDER STITT/ CINEMATOGRAPHER: JOHN POLLARD / ANIMATION DIRECTOR: FRANK HELLARD / MUSIC: BRUCE SMEATON / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP