Budapest-born Peter Foldès (1924-1977) was one of a number of Hungarian artists (another was the film's composer Mátyás Seiber) who ended up working with fellow countryman John Halas on the latter's animated films after he moved to Britain in 1946. He is one of the pioneers of computer animation with his film "Hunger"
, which received the Jury Prize in the "short film" category at Cannes Film Festival
as well as an Academy Award nomination.
"La Faim/Hunger" is a 1974 animated short film produced by the National Film Board of Canada(NFBC).It was directed by Peter Foldes and is one of the first computer animation films.The story, told without words, is a cautionary tale about greed and gluttony in the (then) modern society.
The first experimental key frame film involving freehand drawings, called "Metadata", made by artist and animator Peter Foldes in 1971. This is just an excerpt.
"A short vision" is Peter and Joan Foldes' second and last film together. Its bleak subject - the end of the world caused by a nuclear apocalypse - reflects a widespread preoccupation in 50s Britain which would soon lead to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
The film is composed mostly of still drawings, creating a terrifying effect amplified by a sombre commentary spoken in the style of the Bible. The film had a very strong impact on audiences, in particular across the Atlantic, where it was shown on primetime television to millions of American viewers and reportedly produced one of the biggest reactions since Orson Welles' 'War of the Worlds' broadcast in 1938. (Christophe Dupin)