楊斯凡克梅耶 Jan ŠVANKMAJER
捷克、英國、日本 Czech Republic, UK, Japan | 2000 | DCP | Color | 132min
2022-08-22 (一) 14:50 新光10廳
2022-08-19 (五) 12:00 新光10廳
When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a stump in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the root as her baby and starts to pretend that it is real. When the root takes life they seem to have gained a child; but its appetite is much greater than that of a normal child.
Born in 1934, Jan ŠVANKMAJER studied stage design at the College of Applied Arts in Prague, and Puppetry at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. In 1964, he made his first short film The Last Trick. His animations films filled with fantasy and surrealism: Dimensions of Dialogue (1983) and J.S. Bach - Fantasy in G Minor (1965) were awarded in Berlin and Cannes, respectively. Mostly known for his use of claymation and stop-motion techniques.