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Zvahlav aneb saticky slameného huberta (1971)

Country of Origin: Czechoslovakia
Year of Production: 1971
Running Times: 14m
Length:
Format: 35mm
Colour Format: colour
Ratio:
Sound: mono


DIRECTION

Direction: Jan Svankmajer


CREW

PRODUCTION
Copyright: © 1973 by STM Productions, Inc. (English language version)
Production Company: STM presents  Produced for STM by Krátký Film Praha (English language version)
English Language Version Produced for: STM Productions/Western Wood Studios [uncredited]
Production Managers: J. Vanék, E. Kmínková, M. Sichová

SCRIPT
Screenplay: Jan Svankmajer
Poem: The Jabberwock by Lewis Carroll [uncredited]

ANIMATION
Animation: V. Pospísilová

PHOTOGRAPHY
Camera: B. Baromykin

EDITING AND POST PRODUCTION
Editor: H. Lebdusková

MUSIC
Composer: Z. Liska

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Design: Jan Svankmajer

OTHER CREW
Production Staff: L. Benes, G. Bezdékovsky, Fr. Braun, V. Fixl, M. Kubricht, D. Mülerová, M. Netrvalová, P. Limák, F. Tippman, V. Vimmer


CAPSULE REVIEW

Inspired by Carroll's famous nonsense verse from Alice Through the Looking Glass, Zvahlav aneb saticky slameného huberta is a hymn to adolescence that flip flops back and forth between images of innocence (dolls in prams, animated toys romping around a nursery, swarms of paper planes drift from an open window) to scenes of decay, malevolence and cruelty (a black cat is repeatedly thrown through a window).


AVAILABILITY

Czechoslovakia
Theatrical Distributor: STM


ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Jabberwocky


REFERENCES

PERIODICALS

Afterimage no.13 (Autumn 1987) pp.46-50 (UK)
illustrated article (Jabberwocky by Vratislav Effenberger)

Film a Doba vol.18 no.3 (March 1972) pp.166-169 (Czechoslovakia)
article

Monthly Film Bulletin no.630 (July 1986) (UK)
credits, synopsis, review

OTHER SOURCES

British National Film & Video Catalogue vol.24 (1986) p.192 (UK)
credits

screen
credits


KEYWORDS

cats, children, dolls, film based on poem, surrealism, toys

 


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