The Ossuary and Other Tales

a film by Jan Svankmajer

FILM INFO

Year: 1964-1988

Country: Czech Republic

Runtime: 70 mins

Color: Color and B&W

Language: Czech

Subtitles: English

 

 

 

 

 

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Since his first film in 1964, Jan Svankmajer (LITTLE OTIK, LUNACY) has made some of the most memorable and unique movies ever made. Animator, poet, sculptor, designer and self-proclaimed "militant Surrealist, his films present a delirious combination of puppets, humans, stop-motion animation and live action. Svankmajer's films conjure up a dreamlike universe that is at once dark, macabre, witty and perversely visceral. Or, as the great director Milos Forman once offered, "Disney + Buñuel = Svankmajer."

 

KIMSTIM is proud to present this second astounding collection of remarkable short works from an artist who has mesmerized audiences the world over and has inspired filmmakers from the Brothers Quay to Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam.

 

"Unless we again begin to tell fairy tales and ghost stories before going to sleep and recounting our dreams upon waking, nothing more is to be expected of our Western civilization." - Jan Svankmajer

 

INCLUDES

 

THE LAST TRICK

1964/color/11:30 mins

 

DON JUAN

1970/color/31 mins

 

THE GARDEN

1968, B&W, 19 mins

 

HISTORIA NATURAE

1967, color, 9 mins

 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

1965, black & white, 9:30 mins

 

THE OSSUARY

1970, black & white, 10 mins

 

CASTLE OF OTRANTO

1973-79, color, 17 mins

 

DARKNESS / LIGHT / DARKNESS

1989, color, 8 mins

 

MANY GAMES

1988, color, 12 mins

 

Director- Jan Svankmajer

"THE LAST GREAT OBSESSIVE IN CINEMA!"

- Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

 

 

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