The Fall of Mr. Fikus

10 Minutes, 1969
Experimental Film
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Directed by: Igal Bursztyn
Cast: Israel Guryon, Shoshik Shani, Hugo Yarden
Photographer: Adam Greenberg
Language: Music
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Director Yigal Bursztyn’s avantgarde short is a silent slapstick comedy that leans heavily into European 1960s modernist film. The film opens with the following quote, “to live in the jungle, you have to be a bastard. Not that it helps.” (The Law of the Jungle, section 13). At the heart of the film is the fight between two small men for a small woman’s affections. When one of them eventually wins her over, he is suddenly snatched up by a large woman and ends up drowning in her cleavage. The film was shot by Adam Greenberg.

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