Dir. Jan Svankmajer (Connoisseur Video for the BFI, CAT No CR058, 65 mins, Black & White and Colour, UK VHS PAL)


Back cover: Jan Svankmajer's films have electrified and fascinated British audiences since the BFI-sponsored programmes 'Alchemists of the Surreal' introduced them in the mid-80s.  Their imagery is violent, witty, macabre and always perverse in its bizarre transformations of objects and beings. His films have spawned many imitations in TV advertising and music video as well as inspiring fellow-animators and countless young film makers.


JABBERWOCKY interprets Lewis Carroll's verse as a last magical adventure before adulthood.  J.S. BACH: FANTASIA IN G MINOR probes the mystery of the real with the great composer's help.  Domestic mayhem is on the the menu in PUNCH AND JUDY, while LEONARDO'S DIARY transports the Renaissance polymath to the 20th century.  THE OSSUARY tours the ultimate bone-yard, a monument to the Black Death.  And in THE DEATH OF STALINISM IN BOHEMIA Svankmajer hammers an animated nail in the coffin of Czech communism.


This Connoiseur Video includes fulll sleeve notes and a filmography on the inner sleeve.


The death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1990),
Leonardo's diary (1972),
The ossuary (1970),
Jabberwocky (1971),
Punch and Judy (1966),
Johann Sebastian Bach (1965),


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