Animation / UK premiere

Idiots and Angels

  • Bill Plympton /
  • United States of America /
  • 2008 /
  • 80 mins

Animation / No Dialogue

You’ll believe a man can fly. And pull his own wings off.

Recalling Jacques Tati’s mistrust of logic and Camus’ existential misanthropy, only the unfettered genius of animator Bill Plympton could literally draw a love story from such influences. Dispelling dialogue in favour of surrealist associations, you’ll see the besuited ‘hero’ set light to traffic jams, ride barmaids like horses, and still find time to grow wings, die and fall in love – all while hatching a butterfly in his hair. Hallelujah!

Screening with:

Hot Dog
  • Bill Plympton /
  • United States of America /
  • 2008 /
  • 6 mins

2008 Archive

Image from Idiots and Angels

Book Tickets

Bulk Buy
Buy 10 or more tickets for different films* and get a 35% discount.
Buy 6-9 different films* and get a 25% discount.
*excludes Opening and Closing

Want to save for later?

Login or Register to add this movie to 'My EIFF'. Build a list of all the movies you want to see during the festival and share it with your friends!


Login or Register to post / report comments

There are currently no comments.

2016 Festival Diary:

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

Click on a day to highlight movies on that day.

Films by Continent


Share this page

Share this Film Festival page with your friends and family.

Find Films By Strand

EIFF is split into Strands. Use them to help find your films.

What are the strands?

Featured Trailer