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Athanor: The Alchemical Furnace

2DCV12
Director:Adam Oľha, Jan Daňhel
Cast:Jan Švankmajer
Premiere:27. October 2020
Length:117 minutes
Genre:Document

Athanor: The Alchemical Furnace

Kino ATLASATLAS
Wednesday, 30. 6. 2021
15:0065,00 2DCV

Director: Adam Oľha, Jan Daňhel  •  Scenario: Adam Oľha, Jan Daňhel  •  Camera: Adam Oľha  •  Cast: Jan Švankmajer

Jan Svankmajer at 85 years of age is one of the most prominent artists of European cinema. His work has inspired and guided generations of directors, and his work represents a sharp and merciless exploration of human nature which is entirely unique. When Svankmajer decided to stop filming after Insect (2018), his producer suggested that the creative processes which ferment within their film company Athanor should be preserved on film. Over three years, the directors followed the life of Jan Svankmajer, elucidating his artistic principles, as well as his collaboration with old friend and producer Jaromír Kallista. The film is also haunted by the memory of Eva Svankmajerová, his wife and creative partner, muse and inseparable other half. Alchemical Furnace is shot on various film formats in combination with found footage. Playful and poetic, candid and with a touch of Czech humour, it is an ode to creation and to companionship.

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