01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

Jan Švankmajer Shorts 4 – Ars longa* (references to authors belonging to Švankmajer’s universe)

May 05, Friday, 15:30 (96')

Cinemateca Portuguesa, Room Félix Ribeiro • C.445

Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasy in G minor

Doors, windows and stone walls with cracks in an intense symphony to the sound of Bach.
Jan Švankmajer
Czechoslovakia

1965, 8'

Jabberwocky

Even before his feature film Alice, Jan Švankmajer takes Lewis Carroll’s imagery and adapts the poem Jabberwocky, a creature that appears in Through the Looking-Glass.
Jan Švankmajer
Czechoslovakia

1971, 12'

The Fall of the House of Usher

The imagery of Edgar Allan Poe and two cursed siblings (she is almost catatonic, he with his senses inflamed) is transported into the animated world of Jan Švankmajer.
Jan Švankmajer
Czechoslovakia

1980, 15'

Don Juan

Don Juan seen through the lens of traditional Czech plays. In this film, huge puppets represent the classic story of the Spanish libertine.
Jan Švankmajer
Czechoslovakia

1970, 30'

The Castle of Otranto

A forerunner in mockumentary art and an adaptation of Horace Walpole’s homonymous gothic novel.
Jan Švankmajer
Czechoslovakia

1973, 17'

Leonardo ́s diary

Paintings by Leonardo da Vinci are interspersed with live-action images, which, seeming disparate, are strangely associated.
Jan Švankmajer
Czechoslovakia / Italy

1972, 10'

Hugh Cornwell: Another Kind of Love

Jan Švankmajer makes the video for the song “Another Kind of Love” by Hugh Cornwell. A light piece of music in contrast with the unsettling aesthetics of the Czech director.
Jan Švankmajer
United Kingdom / West Germany / Czechoslovakia

1988, 4'

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