Dir: Jan Svankmajer
Cast: Kristyna Kohoutova
86mins   1988   Czechoslovakia   12A   Czech    Subtitled   

Part of our Alice Illustrated weekend

In Czech director Jan Svankmajer's 1986 surreal and adult adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's book, Alice follows her stuffed rabbit through a portal inside her dresser to be whisked away to Wonderland. While the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat are still present, the familiar magical world and bizarre characters have undergone an unsettling transformation in the director's vision through the stop-motion animation of dead animals, puppets and other assorted objects.

'A fascinating spin on a well-worn tale' - Film4


Sun 18 July