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25 Aug 2006 00:00 - 00:00

The Torchbearer / Svetlonos

A mysterious city with a labyrinth. The day follows the night in an unchangeable rhythm. Suddenly something jams up in this eternal mechanism and the world is covered by darkness. The hero enters the labyrinth to fix the mechanism and bring back light to the city. Hemmed in by crippled statues he will have to go through three difficult trials.


Vaclav Svankmajer, Czech Republic, 2005, 25’

Following in his legendary father’s footsteps, the son of Jan carries forward the mantle for surrealistic stop-motion filmmaking with this classic tale of the way the universe works.


The film is screened as a part of 3rd London International Animation Festival 06, the UK’s largest animated festival with over 200 films from all around the world.


THE TORCHBEARER is shown in the frame of International Programme no 9 together with THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO by Anthony Lucas (Australia) and THE MOON AND THE SON by John Canemaker (USA).



To book tickets click HERE or call 0870 756 4620


25.8.2006, 9pm, Screen 3


30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


25 Aug 2006 00:00 - 00:00


Curzon Soho

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