Village of Idiots

March 26, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Eugene Fedorenko & Rose Newlove, 1999, 12 min 41 s

Village of Idiots

Based on a Jewish folk tale adapted by playwright John Lazarus, this animated short tells the story of Shmendrik, a simpleton living in a small Polish village. Weary of daily life in his native Chelm, Shmendrik sets out on a quest for knowledge that brings him to a new Chelm, a place eerily reminiscent of his old Chelm. An amusing take on our tendency to romanticize what we don’t have.

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Entry filed under: .folktale, .Helm, Eugene Fedorenko, John Lazarus, Rose Newlove, Village of Idiots. Tags: , , , , .

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