Tma, Světlo, Tma / Darkness, Light, Darkness
Jan ŠvankmajerCzechoslovakia / 1989 / 7' 31''
Europa Cinema, 11:00 h
Tuškanac Cinema, 20:00 h
Man fills up with his body and his senses vacuum space, but his existence is temporary and immerses again in darkness. Jan Švankmajer (1934) is best known for his surrealist animations and features, which influenced many artists, such as Tim Burton, Quay Brothers and Terry Gilliam among others. His films use live action, puppets, pixilation and claymation, offering refined imagination presenting a disturbing vision of the world.
Jan Švankmajer (1934) is artist, writer and filmmaker. He studied stage design at the College of Applied Arts and Puppetry at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. In 1964 he made his first short film The Last Trick. His animation films filled with fantasy, such as Alice (1987) and Faust (1994), have won many prizes, for instance in Cannes and Berlin. Švankmajer has gained a reputation over several decades for his distinctive use of stop-motion technique, and his ability to make surreal, nightmarish and yet somehow funny pictures. His films include Conspirators of Pleasure (1996), Little Otik (2000) and Lunacy (2005) among others.
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