This short is mesmerizing, and I can't help but think that's at least partially connected to the unusual (and mind-boggling) process that produced it. Named Mindscape (Le paysagiste), it's not really that much of a story; more like a loose collection of (mostly visual) associations. It was directed by Jacques Drouin back in 1976, and is available from the National Film Board (NFB), Canada's public film producer and distributor and a long-time, staunch supporter of the animated medium:
Explore the painstaking and mesmerizing pinscreen animation technique in this short film about an artist who steps inside his painting and wanders about in a landscape peopled with symbols that trigger unexpected associations. A film without dialogue.