In a contemporary Czech city, an ordinary couple is desperately trying to have a baby, despite their own stubborn biology. In a lighthearted effort to cheer up his wife, the husband, a wood-carving hobbyist, fashions a baby out of an uprooted tree stump. To his dismay, his wife, whose sanity had apparently long been on the breaking point, starts treating… read more!
Movies Directed by Jan Svankmajer (in alphabetical order)
Another crackpot bit of surrealism from famed Czech filmmaker Jan Svankmajer, who made his name from a number of gruesome stop-motion animated shorts and who has been writing and directing live action features – all with varying degrees of animation – since 1988. Fans of the filmmaker will find more of his usual craziness here, in this story about a… read more!