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Program

5 May 2018 14:00 - 15:35

Jan Švankmajer Shorts

An introduction and special tribute to the short films of the celebrated Czech surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer, whose career spans from 1964 to the present day. He has made over 30 films, including the influential feature films Alice (1987) and Faust (1994). Eschewing the limits of conventional filmmaking processes, Švankmajer practices a form of autonomous visual expression, drawing on his own theoretical research into tactile phenomena and the workings of the imagination. His films are characterised by playfulness, dark and alchemical, with an often blasphemous black humour running throughout. A key member of the Czechoslovak Surrealist group, his impact and influence as a filmmaker, thinker, poet and writer is far reaching and profound. The focus of this programme is his short film work, made between 1971 and 1983.

The programme will be followed by a panel discussion with Michael Richardson, Peter Hames and Louise S. Milne. 

Programme:

DIMENSIONS OF DIALOGUE
Jan Švankmajer / 14m / 1983 / Czech Republic /

JABBERWOCKY
Jan Švankmajer / 14m / 1971 / Czech Republic /

DOWN TO THE CELLAR
Jan Švankmajer / 15m / 1983 / Czech Republic /

PENDULUM, THE PIT AND HOPE
Jan Švankmajer / 15m / 1983 / Czech Republic /


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Part of Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival 

 

 

 


 

Venue:
Main auditorium, Heart of Hawick, Kirkstile, Hawick TD9 0AE
Date

5 May 2018 14:00 - 15:35

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