2014 | Canada | Experimental

Mynarski Death Plummet

  • English 8 mins
  • Director | Matthew Rankin
  • Writer | Matthew Rankin
  • Producer | M. Rankin et Gabrielle Tougas-Fr̩chette

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A completely hand-made historical micro-epic about the final minutes in the life of Winnipeg’s doomed Second World War hero, Andrew Mynarski (1916-1944). When his bomber jet is raked with enemy canon-fire over France, Mynarski unsuccessfully attempts to save the life of a trapped crew-mate before falling into an incandescent death-spiral towards the earth. Combining wartime aviation agitprop with classical and avant-garde animation techniques (including stop-motion, silhouettes, bleaching, scratching, hand-painting and rubbing let atone patterns directly on the celluloid) Mynarski Death Plummet is a psychedelic photo-chemical war picture on the theme of self-sacrifice, immortality and jellyfish.

history biography jet war