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Jan Svankmajer

Highest Rated:   100% Alice (Neco z Alenky) (1988)
Lowest Rated:   65% Lunacy (2006)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Faust (Lesson Faust)
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Konec stalinismu v Cechách (The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia)
  • Director
2012
89% 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
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2001
86% Conspirators of Pleasure
  • Director
1997
78% Faust
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
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 Moznosti dialogu (Dimensions of Dialogue)
  • 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
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
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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