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Worth a Watch: Hunger by Peter Foldès

Published: Wed Dec 03 2014

Hunger (or La Faim if you’re being snooty) is a curious short film made by a man called Peter Foldès in 1974 for the National Film Board of Canada. Chronicling one man’s descent into a food-based nightmare, it serves as a cautionary tale to anyone fond of scoffing their face and mistaking pots and pans for dancing girls.

It’s no picnic, and could probably described as ‘harrowing’, but it’s still most definitely worth a watch. Fact fans might also be interested to hear that it was one of the first films to use computer animation. That laid-back and sleazed-out elevator music is pretty catchy too…