Jan Svankmajer

Jan Svankmajer – Picknick mit Weismann aka Picnic With Weissmann (1968)

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Various objects are having a sunny outing together in the nature. Read More »

Jan Svankmajer – Et Cetera (1966)

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A small, animated figure learns how to use a whip, a pair of wings and a house. Read More »

Jan Svankmajer – Rakvickarna AKA Punch and Joey AKA The Coffin Factory (1968)

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Two puppets, Punch and Joey, do battle to the death over the custody of a live guinea pig. Read More »

Jan Svankmajer – Hra s kameny AKA A Game With Stones (1965)

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Stones of different shapes and colors live and die together. Read More »

Jan Svankmajer – Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasia G-moll (1965)

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A man plays the Bach piece of the title on the organ, accompanied by images of stone walls with cracks and holes that grow and shrink, intercut with images of doors and wire-meshed windows. Read More »

Jan Svankmajer – Poslední trik pana Schwarcewalldea a pana Edgara AKA Mr Schwarzwald’s and Mr Edgar’s Last Trick (1964)

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Two magicians, Mr.Schwarzwald and Mr.Edgar, try to outdo each other in performing elaborate magic tricks, leading to a violent ending. Read More »

Jan Svankmajer – Neco z Alenky AKA Alice (1988)

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Czech surrealist filmmaker Jan Svankmajer, who gained a reputation for his short subjects, makes his feature-film debut with Neco z Alenky, a grotesque look into the darkest, wildest recesses of a child’s mind. A surreal adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s children’s classic Alice in Wonderland, the film stars Kristyna Kohoutov? as Alice, the only human character in the film. The other roles, which are voiced by Alice, are filled by an odd menagerie of animated clay, puppets, and meat. After falling asleep beside a stream, Alice follows a stuffed rabbit into a magical world where she encounters several grotesque-looking characters, including a caterpillar and The Mad Hatter. Also released under the title Alice, Neco Z Alenky was nominated for the International Fantasy Film Award at the 1989 Fantasporto Film Festival. Read More »