Quay Brothers

Quay Brothers at IFFR

Identical twins Stephen and Timothy QUAY (1947, USA) were respectively educated in film and illustration at the art academy in Philadelphia and the Royal College of Art in London. Since the 1970s, they've been building on a dark, enigmatic oeuvre encompassing stop-motion films, but which also includes drawings, set designs and diorama boxes. Reflected in all these works is the brothers' fascination for 20th-century Central and Eastern European culture.


Nocturna Artificiala (1979, short), Punch & Judy (1980, short), The Eternal Day of Michel de Ghelderode (1981, short), Igor – Chez Pleyel – The Paris Years (1982, short), Leos Janacek: Intimate Excursions (1983, short), The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (1984, short), This Unnameable Little Broom (1985, short), Street of Crocodiles (1986, short), Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies (1987, short), Stille Nacht I (1988, short), Ex-Voto (1989, short), The Pond (1989), The Comb – From the Museum of Sleep (1990, short), De Artificiali Perspectiva or: Anamorphosis (1991, short), The Calligrapher (1991, short), Stille Nacht II (1991, short), Stille Nacht III (1992, short), Stille Nacht IV (1993, short), Institute Benjamenta or This Dream People Call Human Life (1995), Duet: Variations for the Convalescence of 'A' (1999, short), In Absentia (2000, short), The Sandman (2000, short), The Phantom Museum (2002, short), The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (2005), Eurydice... She, So Beloved (2007, short), Inventorium sladow (2009, doc), Maska (2010, short), 2 Film Concerts – Ibragimova & Rudy (2012, performance), Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H. (2013, short), The Doll's Breath (2019, short)

Quay Brothers at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR