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Alice (Jan Svankmajer's) (1989)
Rating:
Starring: Kristyna Kohoutova, Camilla Power
Director: Jan Svankmajer
Category: Family, Special Interest, Foreign
Studio: First Run Features
Subtitles:
[None]
Length:
91 mins

 
 

 

"An Extraordinary Piece Of Work: Brilliantly Inventive…A Piercing, Original Vision." - Terrence Rafferty, THE NEW YORKER

When Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland, so begins this dream expedition into the astonishing landscape of childhood, through many dangerous adventures, and ultimately to Alice's trial before the King and Queen of Hearts.

Czech animator Jan Svankmajer has created a masterpiece of cinema, a strikingly original interpretation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. Svankmajer's Alice remains true to the absurdity of Carroll's original, but bears the stamp of his own distinctive style and obsessions. Combining techniques of animation and live action, he gives a new and fascinating dimension to the classic tale of childhood fantasies.

Also included is Svankmajer's celebrated short film, Darkness Light Darkness, where a man literally constructs himself within the confines of a very small room -- a potent allegory of Svankmajer's life in Eastern Europe.

 
 
   
   

 
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