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From the KimStim Collection
The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer
14 films by Jan Svankmajer
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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.


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

"One of cinema's most visionary surrealists!"The New York Times


Release: 2014
Copyright: 2005
DVD Sale: $29.95

Subject areas:
Animated Films, KimStim Collection

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