(b 1934, Czechoslovakia)

Surrealist author, artist, animator, and filmmaker, known for dark re-imaginings of fairy tales and obsessive investigations into human (mis)behaviour. Winner of numerous plaudits, his revolutionary stop-motion and live-action films inspired a legion of young filmmakers with their radical idiosyncrasy and post-communist aesthetic. Švankmajer’s various inspirations include the art of his late partner, Eva Švankmajerová, and a collection of magical and mediumistic art.

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