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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 »

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

Filmography

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 2018 Insect
 2005 Lunacy
 2000 Greedy Guts
 1994 Faust
 1993 Food (Short)
 1993 L'Oeil du cyclone (TV Series documentary short) (segment director - 1 episode)
- Courts de cuisine (1993) ... (segment director)
 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)
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Other Works:

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

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

Official Sites:

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Personal Quote:

[on surrealism] André Breton would not say "Surrealistic painting", he would say "Surrealism in painting". In the same way, I speak of Surrealism in film. Surrealism is psychology, it is philosophy, it is a spiritual way, but it is not an aesthetic. Surrealism is not interested in actually creating any kind of aesthetic. See more »

Trivia:

Father of Václav Svankmajer.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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