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Program

16 Jun 2011 19:30

Directorspective: Jan Svankmajer; Screen Talk + Screening of Alice & Et Cetera

Regarded as one of the world's foremost avant garde filmmakers, Jan Svankmajer is renowned for his unique vision and limitless imagination. From his first film in 1964, his singularly surreal, deliciously dark mixes of live action, animation and pioneering sound have influenced filmmakers from Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton to The Brothers Quay.

Directorspective: Jan Švankmajer

Regarded as one of the world's foremost avant garde filmmakers, Jan Švankmajer is renowned for his unique vision and limitless imagination. From his first film in 1964, his singularly surreal, deliciously dark mixes of live action, animation and pioneering sound have influenced filmmakers from Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton to The Brothers Quay. Born in 1934 in Prague, where he still lives and works, Švankmajer has been described as a "grand master not just of innovative animation techniques but of life itself".

 
Thu 16 Jun 7.30pm

ScreenTalk: Jan Švankmajer
The great Czech filmmaker joins us to open our summer of animation with a screening of Alice, followed by a Q&A with Peter Hames


Alice PG

Švankmajer’s award winning first feature length film 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
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Et Cetera
Vintage 2D Švankmajer, demonstrating both his masterful use of sound and sense of humour as an animated figure learns to use wings of increasing sizes, train a circus creature and the importance of doors.
Czechoslovakia 1966 Dir. Jan Švankmajer 8 min.

 

Venue:

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y, Box Office: 020 7638 8891

Date

16 Jun 2011 19:30

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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