Village of Idiots

1999, Eugene Fedorenko and Rose Newlove

Posted by John Martz, September 22, 2020

Village of Idiots is based on the Jewish folktales of Chełm, a city of fools. Shmendrick travels outside of Chełm for the first time, and on his journey he discovers another town called Chełm that is eerily indistinguishable from his hometown. Made with illustrated cut-outs, the film has a beautiful storybook quality that feels like a moving diorama.