Director: Jan Svankmajer
An animated film involving destructive stones.
Alice sits in her room surrounded by toys and reads Lewis Carroll's story, which transports her, too, into a Wonderland ... Jan Svankmajer, the Czech master of animation, has fulfilled a lifetime ... More »
Civilisation exists on the backs of starving millions, but also at the expense of future generations. Civilisation survives by stuffing itself at all costs with the cannibalising of culture ... More »
Two tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Villiers de L'Isle Adam provided the inspiration for the story of human suffering and people's indomitable hope. The combined film method ... used and subtle art ... More »
Live action and animation combine to depict little girls encounter with fear down in the cellar, producing suspenseful and fantastic results . . . Jan Svankmajer has been making animation films since ... More »
A condensed imaginative survey of Czechoslovakia's 42 years under communist rule-as seen through the eyes and mind of surrealist Jan Svankmajer. ... More »