Jan Svankmajer. - Volume 2.

Czechoslovakia, 1990

Film
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Jan Svankmajer’s animation is witty, macabre, violent, and always perverse in its bizarre transformations of objects and beings. His films have spawned many imitations in television advertising, music video and has inspired fellow animators. This video contains a retrospective collection of his short films. “Jabberwocky” interprets Lewis Carroll’s verse as a last magical adventure before adulthood; “J.S. Bach: fantasia in G minor” probes the mystery of the real with the great composer’s help; domestic mayhem is on the menu in “Punch and Judy”; while “Leonardo’s diary” transports the renaissance polymath to the twentieth century; “The Ossuary” tours the ultimate bone-yard, a monument to the Black Death; and in “The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia” Svankmajer hammers an animated nail in the coffin of Czech communism.

Credits

producer/director

Jan Svankmajer

production company

British Film Institute

Argos

Duration

01:05:00:00

Production places
Czechoslovakia
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38363

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Czechoslovakia

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Czech Republic

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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