Sometime back in the 1980s I can remember the Monthly Film Bulletin (as it was then known, before morphing into Sight & Sound) alerting me to the animated films of the Brothers Quay. Well, here are 2 pieces by another director that are absolutely stunning. I shouldn't say too much about thematic issues here, as it could spoil for a viewer the way the narratives play out, and I'd also recommend watching first before visiting Grzegorz's website to inspect further examples of his amazing designs. Not to be missed.
In the next film, Legacy, note the reference to Alien, as a reconnaisance mission responds to a signal from a remote planetoid.