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Jan Svankmajer's Alice at First Friday Film Club (film)

6 JULY AT 7.30 PM, THE OLD FIRE STATION, 84 MAYTON STREET, ISLINGTON, LONDON N7 6QT. To mark Czech Open 2012, the First Friday Film Club in partnership with the Czech Centre London will screen Jan Svankmajer’s first feature length film Alice. The award winning film presents an uncannily dark interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s well known fantasy world.

ALICE is Švankmajer’s award winning first feature length film which presents an uncannily dark interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s well known fantasy world. This surrealist inspired combination of live action and stop motion animation sees Alice juxtaposed with a selection of eerie stuffed toys and animals. Topsy-turvy Carroll-esque absurdity meets Švankmajer's own-brand of grotesquery in this much imitated, never bettered gem.

Czechoslovakia, 1988, Dir. Jan Švankmajer, 84 min