Blood Tea and Red String

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The tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart's desire. The Mice commission the Oak Dwellers to create a beautiful doll for them. When she is complete, the Creatures fall in love with her and refuse to give her up. Resorting to thievery the Mice abscond with her in the middle of the night.

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Critic Reviews for Blood Tea and Red String

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Audience Reviews for Blood Tea and Red String

A group of white mice (who drink blood tea) steal a doll belonging to a clan of rodents in this dialogue-free stop-motion feature. Beautiful and imaginative, with hallucinogenic berries, a frog sorcerer, and a near-perfect mix of surrealism and fairy tale darkness. People say it again and again, but it's the perfect description: BLOOD TEA is like a lost Jan Svankmajer film.

Greg S
Greg S

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Technically and visually a BRILLIANT little film. If you know anything about the amount of work that goes into stop motion work, you can't help but be impressed. Especially with all of the little details. The story is interesting and bizarre in a creepy/cool sort of way, but it feels a bit self-indulgent at times. A very impressive piece of art if nothing else.

Robert C
Robert C

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½

It's the mice vs. the fuzzy beaked things in a dispute over a "beautiful" doll. There are wagons pulled by turtles, hallucinogenic berries, flesh eating plants, frogs dressed like monks, and a sundry assortment of other oddities. Christiane Cegavske spent years putting this fanciful but weird stop-motion universe together. Interesting, strange and very imaginative.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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13 years in the making, director Christiane Cegavske worked to bring the stop-motion animated film to completion and is painstakingly detailed. It seems a great part of my movie-watching-time has been spent on sequels, remakes, re-adaptations, and narratives that rehash the same tired plots, storylines, and settings, that a film this original is refreshing. Photobucket

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