Cinema poster art: Hunger [Henning Carlsen 1966] by Bronislaw Zelek
via MUBI Notebook
Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets is a beautifully staged, labyrinthine gallery show (which runs through January 7, 2013) containing a treasure-trove of drawings, photographs, book jackets, posters, puppets, dioramas, installations, and, of course, films that make up the life’s work to date of those enigmatic identical twin filmmakers Stephen and Timothy Quay.
The MoMA show contains a lovely corner of framed Polish posters personally selected by the twins. If the piece above, a poster by Bronislaw Zelek (b. 1935) for Sult—Danish director Henning Carlsen’s 1966 adaptation of Knut Hamsun’s Norwegian novel Hunger, a film that had a powerful effect on the twins—is familiar to eagle-eyed Quay fans it might be because it can be seen in the background of the opening sequence of the Quays’ 1986 masterpiece Street of Crocodiles.