The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer

a film by  Jan Svankmajer

FILM INFO

Year: 1962-1992

Country: Czech Republic

Runtime:153 mins

Color: Color and B&W

Language: Czech

Subtitles: English

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

Synopsis

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For the past 40 years, Jan Svankmajer (Faust, Conspirators of Pleasure) has been hailed as one of cinema's most consistently surprising, wildly imaginative, and remarkable surrealists of our time. Utilizing 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.

 

KimStim is proud to to offer this collection of remarkable short works from an artist that has mesmerized audiences the world over and has inspired filmmakers from the Brothers Quay to Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam.

 

Contents:

 

Disc 1

 

The Fall of the House of Usher

5 mins., 1980, B&W

A Game with Stones

9 mins., 1965, color

Et cetera

7 mins., 1966, color

Punch and Judy / Rakvickarna

10 mins., 1966, color

The Flat

13 mins., 1969, color

Picnic with Weissmann

13 mins., 1969, color

A Quiet Week in the House

19 mins., 1969, color

 

Disc 2

 

Dimensions of Dialogue

12 mins., 1982, color

Down to the Cellar

15 mins., 1983, color

The Pendulum, the Pit, and the Hope

16 mins., 1983, color

Meat Love

1 mins., 1988, color

Flora

20 secs., 1989, color

The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia

15 mins., 1990, color

Food

17 mins., 1992, color

 

Director- Jan Svankmajer

"THE LAST GREAT OBSESSIVE IN CINEMA!"

- Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

 

 

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