A Short Vision (1956)

10m, 600 feet
35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, English

A British animated fantasy film directed by an uncredited Joan and Peter Foldes.

Plot Summary

A mysterious force appears in the sky and obliterates everything in its path, razing the countryside and levelling whole cities. In the poignant final image, all that remains is a small flame about which flutters a solitary moth, itself eventually devoured by the flame.


* = uncredited

Directors: Joan and Peter Foldes *
© [not given on screen]
Completed with the support of the British Film Institute's Experimental Film Fund
Produced by: Peter Foldes, Joan Foldes
Written by: Peter Foldes, Joan Foldes
Animation: Joan and Peter Foldes *
Music Composed by: Matyas Seiber
Designed by: Joan and Peter Foldes

Commentary spoken by James McKechnie