08 19 Oct '24

Jan Svankmajer

Historia Naturae, Suita

Edition 1984
9' - 1967 - Animated film, Short - Dialogue: Czech
Director: Jan Svankmajer Composer: Zdenek Liska
If there is such a thing as modern surrealism, not making use of the language of dreams, by now pretty conventional, to teach us fear (of ourselves), this film could be an example. Pushing the pattern of eat-or-be-eaten to extremes with dance-like exactness, it makes us realise that this pattern is a scale for human relations, rather than a law of nature.

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Credits

Director

Jan Svankmajer

Composer

Zdenek Liska

Scenario

Jan Svankmajer

Director of Photography

Zdenek Sibrava

Editor

Milada Sádková

Producer

Antonín Vanek

More information

Dialogue

Czech

Countries of production

Czechoslovakia

Year

1967

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