Fun Size Review: The Nose (1963)

Ukrainian author Nikolai Gogol’s gloriously funny story about a disembodied nose would seem to be unfilmable and yet the husband-wife animation team of Claire Parker and Alexander Alexeieff managed to create a brilliant silent short.

If you’ve read Gogol, run out and see this. If you haven’t, read Gogol (I like the translation by Richard Pevear Larissa Volokhonsky) and then see this short. An absolute delight.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

The nose returns home.

Read my full-size review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Sweet Lemon and Rosemary Madeleines. Dainty, unexpected, lovely.

Availability: Released on DVD.


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