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21 February 2016: Jan Švankmajer's Early Short Films

Early Shorts 1964-73
Programme duration ca. 175 min  

A selection of 13 early short films by the legendary Czech Surrealist filmmaker-animator Jan Švankmajer. Technically and conceptually astonishing in their own right, these films are also as remarkable for their philosophical consistency as for their frequently mind-boggling imagery.  

"The world is divided into two unequal camps: those who have never heard of Jan Švankmajer... and those who happen upon his work and know that they have come face to face with a genius." Anthony Lane, The New Yorker.  

The Last Trick, 1964, 12 min, Digital
Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasia G-moll, 1965, 10 min, Digital
A Game with Stones,1965, 9 min, Digital
Punch and Judy, 1966, 10 min, Digital
Et Cetera, 1966, 7 min, Digital
Historia Naturae Suita, 1967, 9 min, Digital
The Garden, 1968, 17 min, Digital
The Flat, 1968, 13 min, Digital
Picnic with Weissmann, 1969, 13 min, Digital
A Quiet Week in the House, 1969, 20 min, Digital
Don Sajn,1970, 30 min, Digital
The Ossuary, 1970, 10 min, Digital
Leonardo’s Diary, 1973, 14 min, Digital

Part of our Jan Švankmajer season