The framing device of setting different stories in the same location is a well-worn trope, but it works beautifully here, lending a starting point for three very different visions.
If you like the Czech animations by Jiri Trnka showing this month at Film Center, try out these other five greats of nontraditional animation.
Eyeworks Festival of Animation presents two programs of mind-blowing imagery.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
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New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.
Is Hungarian filmmaker Gyorgy Palfi the new Jan Svankmajer? Or does he just like to make your skin crawl?
Czech puppet animator Jan Svankmajer began making shorts in 1964, but not until 1988 was he able to realize his dream of a feature adapting Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The world on the other side of Svankmajer’s looking glass is hilariously macabre: taxidermy is the controlling metaphor, as a live-action Alice (Kristyna Kohoutova) descends […]