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28 - 29 December 2019: Jan Švankmajer Shorts

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A selection of thirteen short films – spread across two programmes – 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.


Programme 1

The Flat, 1968, 13 min
A Quiet Week in the House, 1969, 20 min
The Fall of the House of Usher, 1981, 15 min
Down to the Cellar, 1983, 15 min
The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope, 1983, 16 min

Total Runtime: ca 79 min


Programme 2

The Last Trick, 1964, 12 min
A Game with Stones, 1965, 9 min
Punch and Judy, 1966, 10 min
Historia Naturae Suita, 1967, 9 min
Meat Love, 1989, 1 min
Darkness-Light-Darkness, 1989, 8 min
Dimensions of Dialogue, 1982, 12 min
Flora, 1989, 0'20 min

Total Runtime: ca 61 min


Part of our Essential Cinema strand