Jan Svankmajer – Konec stalinismu v Cechách AKA Death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1991)

 Jan Svankmajer   Tma/Svetlo/Tma AKA Darkness Light Darkness (1990)

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A bust of Stalin is cut open on an operating table, leading to an elaborate animated depiction of Czech history from 1948 (the Communist takeover) to 1989 (the Velvet Revolution). Some knowledge of the subject is essential in order to understand the film, which is entirely visual. Continue reading