Poslední trik pana Schwarcewalldea a pana Edgara/The Last Trick (1964, short), Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasia G-Moll (1965, short), Hra s kameny/A Game with Stones (1965, short), Rakvickárna/Punch and Judy (1966, short), Et Cetera (1966, short), Historia naturae (Suita) (1967, short), Zahrada/The Garden (1968, short), Picknick mit Weismann (1969, short), Byt/The Flat (1969, short), Tichy tyden v dome/A Quiet Week in the House (1969, short), Kostnice/The Ossuary (1970, short), Don Sajn/Don Juan (1970, short), Zvahlav aneb saticky slameného Huberta/Jabberwocky (1971, short), Leonarduv Deník/Leonardo's Diary (1972, short), Otrantsky zámek/The Castle of Otranto (1973-79, short), Zánik domu Usheru/The Fall of the House of Usher (1980, short), Moznosti dialogu/Dimensions of Dialogue (1982, short), Do pivnice/Down to the Cellar (1982, short), Kyvadlo, jáma a nadeje/The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope (1983, short), Neco z Alenky/Alice (1987), Muzné hry/Virile Games (1988, short), Jiny druh lásky/Another Kind of Love (1988, short), Zamilované maso/Meat Love (1989, short), Tma, svetlo, tma/Darkness, Light, Darkness (1989, short), Flora (1989, short), Animated Self-Portraits (1989, short), Konec stalinismu v Cechách/The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1990, short), Jídlo/Food (1992, short), Lekce Faust/Faust (1994), Spiklenci slasti/Conspirators of Pleasure (1996), Otesánek/Little Otik (2000), Šílení/Lunacy (2005), Prezít svuj zivot/Surviving Life (2010), Hmyz/Insect (2018)
More info: Wikipedia, Jan Švankmajer
Jan Švankmajer at IFFR
Virtuoso Czech animation master made a staggering and very personal version of the age-old Faust legend.
Entertaining, surrealist feature by Czech animation master follows the bizarre sexual escapades prepared by the 'conspirators of pleasure' on Sunday.
J.S. Bach: Fantasy in G Minor
The stones and bricks of a church come to life as soon as the organist start playing the Fantasia in g flat.
Leonardo's Diary 72
Animated drawings in the style of Da Vinci enter in a dialogue with found-footage of contemporary society.
Svankmajer, animation master of the subversive and surrealist, is inspired by the old folk story of 'Otesánek'. Man carves a tree-trunk into a child for his wife. Not a good idea!
A Quiet Week in a House
Seven nights of ritualised voyeurism by a solitary terrorist in an abandoned house.
The young man ends up in a surrealist lunatic asylum. In this philosophical horror film, in which live action is combined with animation, Svankmajer investigates themes such as absolute freedom and oppression by civilisation.
Surrealist Jan Svankmajer deals with one of the biggest obsessions in his life: dreams. The main protagonist Evzen is having obscure dreams and desperately trying to control them. The author uses a very special technique, creating a film collage of sorts.
An amateur theatre group rehearses unenthusiastically, though they almost all have winged costumes. The most perseverant surrealist presents a forgotten play from 1921: The Insect Play by the Čapek brothers as his – perhaps last – feature film, a mix of live action and animation. With a dash of Kafka's Metamorphosis.