Mike Everleth reviews “CODEX ATANICUS” for Bad Lit.
“If “codex” means code and “atanicus” is a play on director Carlos Atanes’ name, then the title of this DVD collection of three of his short films must imply that watching them will let us understand the inner workings of the filmmakers’ mind. Good luck!
Atanes proudly follows in the footsteps of fellow Spanish surrealist filmmakers Luis Bunuel and Fernando Arrabal and has crafted a trio of bizarrely demented short films that eschew comprehensible plots, character motivation and just plain logic. They’re also all a hell of a lot of fun.”
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