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1994 faust 1

Lesson Faust

CZ, 1994 / 97 min.

Jan Švankmajer, the Czech animator and visual artist tackles the Faust myth and provides it with a modern-day interpretation. 

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A random man in the crowd is manipulated throughout the film and is forced to take on the role of Faust through to the bitter end.

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Production year

1994

Country

CZ

Original title

Lesson Faust

Length

97 min.

Language

ENG

Format

DCP

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Jan Svankmajer

Steaks, pebbles, iron locks: master animator Jan Švankmajer (Prague, 1934) can bring anything to life. His films are filled with obsession, lust, horror and eroticism, all underpinned by an undercurrent of abuse of power. Eye Filmmuseum presents the exhibition Jan Švankmajer - The Alchemical Wedding devoted to the work of Czech surrealist and master animator.

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