"They named a brandy after Napoleon, they made a herring out of Bismarck,and Hitler is going to end up as a piece of cheese."

 

 

Švankmajer: Kurzfilme IV, 58 Min, English No Dialogue

Another Kind of Love [Jiný druh lásky]
CZ, UK, BRD 1988, R: Jan Švankmajer, 4 Min, English
Svankmajer's music video for Hugh Cornwell's "Another Kind of Love."

Virile games [Mužné hry]
CZ 1988, R: Jan Švankmajer, 15 Min, No Dialogue
A man sits down to watch a football match, which seems to consist of the players being violently mutilated in various inventive ways.

Darkness-Light-Darkness [Tma-světlo-tma]
CZ 1989, R: Jan Švankmajer, 10 Min, No Dialogue
A human body gradually reconstructs itself as its various component parts crowd themselves into a small room and eventually, after much experimentation, sort out which part goes where.

Meat Love [Zamilované maso]
UK, US, BRD 1989, R: Jan Švankmajer, 1 Min, No Dialogue
Two pieces of meat fall in love.

The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia [Konec Stalinismu v Čechach]
UK 1990, R: Jan Švankmajer, 10 Min, No Dialogue
A bust of Stalin is cut open on an operating table, leading to an elaborate animated depiction of Czech history from 1948 (the Communist takeover) to 1989 (the Velvet Revolution). Some knowledge of the subject is essential in order to understand the film, which is entirely visual.

The Food [Jídlo]
CZ, UK 1992, R: Jan Švankmajer, 17 Min, No Dialogue
BREAKFAST: After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser - and the same fate befalls the man who obtains breakfast from him. LUNCH: After failing to catch the waiter's eye, two would-be diners end up eating everything within reach. DINNER: Portraits of various meals made up of human organs.

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