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16 Mar 2016 19:30

Analogue Animations – A selection of the works of Jan Svankmajer

This presentation of a selection of the early short films from 1964-1972 of Czech Surrealist filmmaker-animator Jan Švankmajer, is the first of Deptford Cinema’s ANALOGUE ANIMATIONS monthly screenings. Švankmajer, born in Prague in 1934, is famed for his surreal, grotesque and fantastical animations and features, which have greatly influenced other artists such as Terry Gilliam, and the Brothers Quay. His work spans a range of techniques, combining live action, puppet theatre, stop-motion and drawn animation, claymation, cut-outs, re-edited archive footage and montage, and more.

“The world is divided into two unequal camps: those who have never heard of Jan Svankmajer...and those who happen upon his work and know that they have come face to face with genius.”
Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

Film Rating: 15
Run-time: 90 minutes
Director: Jan Svankmajer
Country/Year: Czech Republic/1964, 1992

Doors: 19:00
Film: 19:30

Admission: £5 / £3.50 consc.


Deptford Cinema’s ANALOGUE ANIMATIONS monthly strand aims to champion the pioneers of non-digital animation: those who once practiced, and those who still keep, the age-old skills of claymation, silhouette animation, puppetry and stop-motion alive. Once per month, ANALOGUE ANIMATIONS aims to introduce audiences to the animation artists from yesteryear, like German film director and silhouette animation master Charlotte "Lotte" Reiniger, as well as celebrating today’s national treasures like Aardman Animations and their beloved films made using stop-motion plasticine characters Wallace and Gromit.


Jan Svankmajer (1965) - A Game With Stones from weslee on Vimeo.




Deptford Cinema, 39 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PQ


16 Mar 2016 19:30


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