STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,305 this week

Jan Svankmajer


After studying at the Institute of Industrial Arts and the Marionette Faculty of the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in the 1950s, Jan Svankmajer started working as a theatre director, chiefly in association with the Theatre of Masks and the Black Theatre. He first experimented with film-making after becoming involved with the multimedium productions ... See full bio »

Why It's Good to Be Erin Moriarty Right Now

Breakout star Erin Moriarty of "The Boys" explains how her newfound popularity is fueling Season 2 of the hit series.

Watch now

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 people
created 18 Aug 2017
 
a list of 23 people
created 18 Oct 2015
 
a list of 22 people
created 23 Jun 2017
 
a list of 42 people
created 24 Jan 2018
 
a list of 36 people
created 12 Sep 2017
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jan Svankmajer's work have you seen?

User Polls

37 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Greedy Guts Director
(2000)
Lesson Faust Director
(1994)
Alice Director
(1988)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (40 credits)
 2018 Insect
 2007/I Jan Svankmajer
 2007/II Jan Svankmajer
 2005 Lunacy
 2000 Greedy Guts
 1994 Lesson Faust
 1993 Food (Short)
 1989 Darkness Light Darkness (Short)
 1989 Flora (Short)
 1989 Meat Love (Short)
 1989 Animated Self-Portraits (Short)
 1988 Manly Games (Short)
 1988 Alice
 1984 Kyvadlo, jáma a nadeje (Short)
 1983 Do pivnice (Short)
 1983 Dimensions of Dialogue (Short)
 1982 Zánik domu Usherú (Short)
 1977 Castle of Otranto (Short)
 1974 Leonarduv denik (Short)
 1971 Jabberwocky (Short)
 1971 Don Sajn (Short)
 1971 Tichý týden v dome (Short)
 1970 The Ossuary (Documentary short)
 1969 Picknick mit Weismann (Short)
 1968 Byt (Short)
 1968 The Garden (Short)
 1967 Historia Naturae, Suita (Short)
 1967 Et Cetera (Short)
 1967 Hra s kameny (Short)
 1967 Clovek a technika (Short)
 1966 Punch and Judy (Short)
Show Show Writer (36 credits)
Show Show Production designer (27 credits)
Show Show Animation department (7 credits)
Show Show Art department (5 credits)
Show Show Art director (3 credits)
Show Show Visual effects (2 credits)
Show Show Costume designer (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Special effects (1 credit)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed the music video for Hugh Cornwell's "Another Kind of Love".

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Jan Svankmajer: Al
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010)] The collage technique I used in the film was essentially necessitated by economic problems. I thought that by using animated photos of actors, we could save money, both on the actors' fees and the transportation and set rental fees, because the entire process of filming could be moved into the studio. When the producer found the necessary funds for... See more »

Trivia:

Father of Václav Svankmajer.

Star Sign:

Virgo

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed