JUNE 22-25, 27, 29-30
"No other filmmaker – and that includes David Lynch – is so consistently inventive in his ability to marry pure, startling nonsense with rigorous logic, black wit with piercing psychological insights.” GEOFF ANDREW, TIME OUT
The renowned director Milos Forman has famously described the startlingly original, uniquely disturbing vision of fellow Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer as “Disney + Buñuel.” Švankmajer's dark, macabre, cruel, witty, perverse, visceral films — including a string of mind-boggling shorts dating back to the early 1960s, and a series of bizarre and brilliant features beginning with an acclaimed adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in 1988 — are celebrated for their imaginative mix of stop-motion animation and live action and their unsettling assemblages of puppets, dolls, toys, and other (often musty and mildewed) everyday household objects. Fetishism, erotic fantasy, and obsessive ritual frequently figure prominently. Delightfully subversive and painstakingly crafted, this body of work has established Švankmajer as one of animation's greatest living maestros, and as Prague's most prominent purveyor of nightmarish surrealism since Kafka.
“Disney + Buñuel = Švankmajer.” MILOS FORMAN