festival dates

Courtisane festival, notes on cinema, 23nd edition, 27 - 31 March 2024

Afterimage No. 13 - 1987 / Animating the Fantastic

17 June, 2023 - 17:00
CINEMATEK, Brussels

The final issue of Afterimage turned to a very different tradition of cinema, one rooted in surrealism and the fantastic which fully utilised the potential of animation to create the marvellous or the uncanny. Rich in black humour, Czech Surrealist master Švankmajer’s films astonish with their invention and originality. Brothers Quay pay tribute to him and display their own distinctive vision and ability to conjure the uncanny with their Bruno Schulz-inspired Street of Crocodiles.

Historia Naturae (suita)

Jan Švankmajer
,
CS
,
1967
,
9'

Žvahlav / Jabberwocky

Jan Švankmajer
,
CS
,
1971
,
14'

Možnosti dialogu / Dimensions of Dialogue

Jan Švankmajer
,
CS
,
1982
,
11'

Do Pivnice / Down to the Cellar

Jan Švankmajer
,
CS
,
1983
,
15'

The Cabinet of Jan Švankmajer

Keith Griffiths, Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
,
UK
,
1984
,
14'

Street of Crocodiles

Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
,
UK
,
1986
,
21'

Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies

Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
,
UK
,
1988
,
14'