Aristotelis Maragkos / Greece / 65 mins / 2021
In this mesmerising film, a Stephen King television mini-series is transformed through hypnotic black and white collage animation, that meticulously reconstructs and reshapes its supernatural drama to a profound and eerie effect. Footage from the 1995 Stephen King TV movie ‘The Langoliers’ is edited, printed and animated into a paper nightmare. This extends to sometimes quite hilarious reinterpretations of original scenes.
Mr Toomey has an important business meeting in Boston, but he dreads the thought of arriving. The only relief from the screams of his father in his traumatic dreams of childhood is obsessively tearing paper – ripping it into strips. When he wakes on his flight, there seems to have been a tear in reality as most of the other passengers have vanished. When the survivors land, the airport is eerily empty of life, like a blank page. Something is coming to rip this weird paper purgatory of the mind apart – monsters only Mr Toomey can confront.
“‘The Timekeepers of Eternity’ is a shining example of the infinite creative lifespan of art” – Silver Linings Reviews, Aurore Engelen, Cineuropa
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