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World Festival of Animated Film /
short film edition 3 - 8 June 2014
World Festival of Animated Film / short film edition 3 - 8 June 2014
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Možnosti dialogu / Dimensions of Dialogue

Masters of Puppets 1

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Možnosti dialogu / Dimensions of Dialogue


Jan Švankmajer

Czechoslovakia / 1982 / 11' 15''



Projections


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Wednesday, 04. 06.,
Europa Cinema, 17:30 h
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Thursday, 05. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 20:00 h


Synopsis


The film is a dizzy, passionate kaleidoscope of things and bones of contentions that make any dialogue and understanding impossible. It is a warning against ambivalence towards seeming values and securities. Jan Švankmajer used in this picture the technologies of assemblage, collage, object animation and human actors animated through modeling. Dimensions of Dialogueis one of the most famous and successful Czech animated pictures and a masterpiece of both Czech and world animation.

Jan Švankmajer


Jan Švankmajer (1934) is artist, writer and filmmaker. He studied stage design at the College of Applied Arts and Puppetry at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. In 1964 he made his first short film The Last Trick. His animation films filled with fantasy, such as Alice (1987) and Faust (1994), have won many prizes, for instance in Cannes and Berlin. Švankmajer has gained a reputation over several decades for his distinctive use of stop-motion technique, and his ability to make surreal, nightmarish and yet somehow funny pictures. His films include Conspirators of Pleasure (1996), Little Otik (2000) and Lunacy (2005) among others.

 

Director

Jan Švankmajer


Production

KF a.s. - Jiří Trnka Studio


Screenplay

Jan Švankmajer


categories

Masters of Puppets 1