Since his first film in 1964, Jan Svankmajer (LITTLE OTIK, LUNACY) has made some of the most memorable and unique movies ever made. Animator, poet, sculptor, designer and self-proclaimed "militant Surrealist, his films present 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. Or, as the great director Milos Forman once offered, "Disney + Buñuel = Svankmajer."
KIMSTIM is proud to present this second astounding collection of remarkable short works from an artist who has mesmerized audiences the world over and has inspired filmmakers from the Brothers Quay to Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam.
"Unless we again begin to tell fairy tales and ghost stories before going to sleep and recounting our dreams upon waking, nothing more is to be expected of our Western civilization." - Jan Svankmajer
THE LAST TRICK 1964/color/11:30 mins
DON JUAN 1970/color/31 mins
THE GARDEN 1968, B&W, 19 mins
HISTORIA NATURAE 1967, color, 9 mins
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1965, black & white, 9:30 mins
THE OSSUARY 1970, black & white, 10 mins
CASTLE OF OTRANTO 1973-79, color, 17 mins
DARKNESS / LIGHT / DARKNESS 1989, color, 8 mins
MANY GAMES 1988, color, 12 mins
"THE LAST GREAT OBSESSIVE IN CINEMA!"- Anthony Lane, The New Yorker