Afterimage No. 13 - 1987 / Animating the Fantastic
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.