Drux Flux

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Drux Flux is a 2008 animated short by Theodore Ushev, inspired by Herbert Marcuse’s treatise One-Dimensional Man.[1]

A film without words, Drux Flux uses figurative and abstract imagery to portray people as crushed by industry and progress. The film features a musical score by Alexander Mossolov, and was produced in Montreal by the National Film Board of Canada.[2]

Ushev began work on the film in 2007. The NFB had asked him to create a 3-D version of Tower Bawher, but finding the work tedious, the filmmaker decided to begin work on Drux Flux instead. The two films are similar in style, both utilizing Soviet constructivist imagery and Russian classical music score.[3]

Drux Flux received the Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation at the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival,[4] and was nominated for best animated short at the 29th Genie Awards.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Canada's Top Ten". Toronto International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 6 May 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Drux Flux". Collection. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Robinson, Chris (4 June 2010). Animators Unearthed: A Guide to the Best of Contemporary Animation. Continuum. p. 130. ISBN 978-0826429568. 
  4. ^ Fraser, Malcom (4 December 2008). "Cartoon caravan". Montreal Mirror. 24 (25). 

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