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Food For Thought With Jan Svankmajer

(Directed by Jan Svankmajer, 4 films, 1968-1992)


Two bloody pieces of raw meat doing the Rumba on a kitchen table. A deadly picnic between a man and his anthropomorphic furniture. Two molecular beings made up of everything they consume trying  desperately to have a dialogue without destroying each other. Dinner patrons consuming coins in search of change.

When world-renowned Czech surrealist animator Jan Svankmajer invites you to dinner, you can always expect the unexpected. Beginning in the 1950’s as a young child in a post WWII Prague, his first puppet set from his parents carved his destiny in stone. It also became his escape from the pain and misery of a cruel world.

Making over two dozen films in his long illustrious career, Jan Svankmajer’s legacy is without question. Inspiring everyone from Terry Gilliam to Tim Burton, Svankmajer’s stop-motion nightmares can delight the senses, while twisting the viewers stomach inside out. Within the uncertainty of his intentions, one thing is clear:

Food For Thought with Jan Svankmajer is the perfect appetizer for cinephiles exploring the history of international animation.

Picnic With Weissmann

Directed by Jan Svankmajer (1968)

Dimensions Of Dialogue

Directed by Jan Svankmajer (1982)

Meat Love

Directed by Jan Svankmajer (1989)


Directed by Jan Svankmajer (1992)


Directed by Jan Svankmajer (1992)

Naturae, Suita

Directed by Jan Svankmajer (1967)