Trailer for The Man Who Made Angels Fly.
After fleeing to Sweden from Danzig, Germany (now Gdańsk, Poland) as a child during the Second World War, Michael Meschke grew up to become one of the world’s greatest marionette masters and founder of the celebrated Marionetteatern in Stockholm. Now 82, this extraordinary artist and performer revisits his past by bringing his famous handcrafted puppets out of storage one last time. Antigone, Don Quixote, the Devil and Odysseus all make appearances as Meschke demonstrates his genius at bringing characters to life with just the touch of a string. He effortlessly suspends disbelief with his tiny manipulations and magically relates his personal history through his creations. His precious puppets are the perfect proxy. But he worries what will happen to them once he’s gone. Will they survive? Time is movement, and this profound portrait proves that the puppet master is a poet working in mime in a race against time.