Sándor Reisenbüchler’s animated film of the Ferenc Juhász poem is a magical mythological tale featuring numerous folklore symbols, in which due to the horrors of war and the evil of man the Sun and the Moon vanished from the sky. This visionary film singing of the universal struggle between fairy tale Good and Evil was considered by the director a sort of ars poetica. The film was shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1969.
Director: Sándor Reisenbüchler. AKA The Kidnapping of the Sun and the Moon.
Writers: Ferenc Juhász (poem), Sándor Reisenbüchler.
Cinematographer: István Harsági.
Composers: Carl Orff, Krzysztof Penderecki, Antonio Vivaldi.