Doors: 19:00/ Film: 19:30.
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