Jan Svankmajer

Highest Rated: 100% Alice (Neco z Alenky) (1988)
Lowest Rated: 65% Lunacy (2006)
Birthday: Sep 4, 1934
Birthplace: Prague, Czechoslovakia. [now Czech Republic]
The dark and surrealistic animated art of Czech animator Jan Svankmajer gained international renown in 1983 when his work from the 1960s was shown in a retrospective at the Annecy Animation Festival in France. Svankmajer received his education at the School of Applied Art and in the Puppetry Department of the Academy of Performing Arts. Later he worked with Prague's Black Theater and the Laterna Magika theater. Svankmajer made his first short puppet film, The Last Trick of Mr. Schwarzwalld and Mr. Edgar, in 1964. His subsequent films are quite macabre and twist normal events and objects to give them subtly horrific and surreal overtones. His feature-length live-action/animated version of Lewis Carroll's Alice (1988) is a good example of Svankmajer's work as is his 1996 film Spiklenci Slasti.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Insect (Hmyz) Director Screenwriter 2018
No Score Yet Faust (Lesson Faust) Director 2012
No Score Yet Konec stalinismu v Cechách (The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia) Director 2012
91% Prezít svuj zivot (teorie a praxe) (Surviving Life (Theory and Practice)) Director Screenwriter 2010
No Score Yet Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films Director 2007
65% Lunacy Director 2006
No Score Yet Punch and Judy Director Screenwriter 2002
84% Little Otik Director Screenwriter Producer 2001
86% Conspirators of Pleasure Director 1997
78% Faust Screenwriter Director 1994
No Score Yet Food (Jídlo) Director Screenwriter 1992
No Score Yet Darkness, Light, Darkness Screenwriter Director 1989
No Score Yet Meat Love (Fleischliche Liebe) Screenwriter Director 1989
100% Alice (Neco z Alenky) Director 1988
No Score Yet The Male Game (Muzne Hry) Director 1988
No Score Yet Down to the Cellar (Do pivnice) Director 1983
No Score Yet The Pit, the Pendulum and Hope Screenwriter Director 1983
No Score Yet Dimensions of Dialogue (Moznosti dialogu) Director 1983
No Score Yet Zánik domu Usheru (The Fall of the House of Usher) Screenwriter Director 1981
No Score Yet Castle of Otranto Director 1977
No Score Yet Kostnice (The Ossuary) Director 1970
No Score Yet Don Sanche Director 1970
No Score Yet Tichý týden v dome ,(A Quiet Week in the House ) Director 1969
No Score Yet Picknick mit Weissmann (Picnic with Weissmann) Director Screenwriter 1968
No Score Yet Byt (The Flat) Director 1968
No Score Yet Zahrada Director 1968
No Score Yet Historia Naturae, Suita Director 1967
No Score Yet Et Cetera Director 1966
No Score Yet Rakvickarna (Punch and Judy)(The Coffin House) Director 1966
No Score Yet Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasia G-Moll Director Screenwriter 1965
No Score Yet Hra s kameny (A Game with Stones) Director 1965
No Score Yet Poslední trik pana Schwarcewalldea a pana Edgara Director 1964
No Score Yet The Prize Winning Films of Jan Svankmajer Director 1964


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