This is a Russian cut-out animation piece from the 1970s on the theme of war. It is dreamy and disjointed, and extraordinarily beautiful. Take this one on faith. It’s a visual treat with plenty of meaning but it doesn’t have to make perfect sense the first time you see it. I have my genius friend, Helen, to thank for this one.

Yuriy Norshteyn is most famous for Hedgehog in the Fog (1975).  The animation technique involves about a meter’s worth of stacked glass panes that slide around, creating movement and depth.