Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | July 5, 2010

Franz Kafka an animated film by sculptor Dumala


Theoretically there is a perfect possibility of happiness: believing in the indestructible element in oneself and not striving towards it.–This is the last Quote by Kafka
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Life’s splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come.- (Diaries)

“In the fight between you and the world, back the world”

The bone of his own forehead obstructs his way; he knocks himself bloody against his own forehead –Kafka

Franz Kafka was born in July 3, 1883, a good 127 years ago. Piotr Dumala’s 1992 short animated film called, quite simply, Franz Kafka is best for remembering Kafka whose birth day just passed day before yesterday. Dumala’s animation technique grew out of his training as a sculptor, when he started experimenting with scratching images into painted plaster. Later he developed a more full blown method known as “destructive animation,” which is on full display in the film. This sixteen minute film is based on The Diaries of Franz Kafka is very impressive. You can know more about him here and here …You can see all parts on youtube from this link.

Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.–Kafka

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