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Andy Beta // September 6, 2012

This obscure Polish film from 1973, directed by Wojciech Jerzy Has, is based on the surreal short stories of writer Bruno Scholz (who caught the croc-obsessed Avey Tare’s attention with a short story collection called The Street of Crocodiles). A man visits his dying father in a sanatorium, soon eschewing narrative and entering a dream world that changes room by room, creating a hallucinatory mosaic of images and sound that drifts between memory and sensation — as overwhelming and fantastical as the similar realms that Animal Collective actively explores

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