Jan Švankmajer: Animation Shorts I

I am a great admirer of Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer. I wish not to put a label to his work, but very often the tag ‘surrealism’ comes into play in describing his ‘super-real’ and very often, irreverent and thematically dark animation. Living and practicing his film craft in his native Prague in the Czech Republic, Švankmajer’s vision of the world is uncoloured by chewing gum commercial imperatives. Which is, a good thing. Take a look.

Meat Love (Svankmajer 1989)

1. Meat Love (1989)

Jan Svankmajer - The Flat [DVDRip.1968]

2. The Flat (1968)

Historia Naturae (Live Score - Excerpt)

3. Historia Naturae (excerpt) (1967)

4 dark and light_Jan Svankmajer

4. Darkness-Light-Darkness (1990)

Breakfast : Завтрак

5. Food (1992) – Breakfast

6. Food (1992) –  Lunch

7. Food (1992) –  Dinner

 

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Chevais
Chevais
8 years ago

True Trip :)

Monique
Monique
8 years ago

Salut Mr. Svankmajer!

Yukim
Yukim
8 years ago

I really love this work.. superb techniques.

Kiara V
Kiara V
9 years ago

Rivetting stuff! Thank you sir.

whosane
whosane
9 years ago

dont get to see this kind of stuff now much…sadly.

aleng
aleng
9 years ago

dis guy is a genius. period.

TK
TK
9 years ago

I think this is a weed trip. lol

mrinmoy
mrinmoy
9 years ago

Fooooood OMG!

rheanna g
rheanna g
9 years ago

quite grusom fantasy stuff, like it.

Juri
Juri
9 years ago

wow some of these are really old animation movies…….thanks for the share.

Chitra U
Chitra U
9 years ago

I really enjoyed these.
thank you

pronita
pronita
9 years ago

darkness lite darkness is quite a trip.

curious
curious
9 years ago

This is the suff of nightmares right??! I mean, look at disney fairytales and look at these haha

Tamarah G
Tamarah G
9 years ago

is it alwayz necessary to find layers of meaning in dese kind of movies? jus curious.

Leroy
Leroy
9 years ago

Food is my absolute favorite….. ty