Kurzfilmprogramm I

Une nuit sur le mont chauve / Eine Nacht auf dem kahlen Berg / Night On Bald Mountain
Frankreich / France 1933
8 MIN / 35mm, s/w, OF
REGIE / DIRECTOR: Alexandre Alexeieff
Co-Regie/Co-Director: Claire Parker

Modest Moussorgsky's music provides the rhythm for a series of imaginations and metamorphoses about sabbath.


Byl sobie raz / Es war einmal / Once Upon a Time
Polen / Poland 1957
9 MIN / 35mm, Farbe, OF
REGIE / DIRECTOR: Jan Lenica, Walerian Borowczyk

Adventures of an amorph being in a world of paper scraps, newspaper cuttings, and newsreel excerpts with numerous visual references to Max Ernst, Joan Miró and Kurt Schwitters.


Dwaj ludzie z szafa / Zwei Mann und ein Schrank / Two Men and a Wardrobe
Polen / Poland 1957/58
15 MIN / 35mm, s/w, OF - ohne Dialog
REGIE / DIRECTOR: Roman Polanski

In Roman Polanski's diploma film, two men with cupboard appear coming out of the sea; they arrive in a small town where they encounter grotesque situations of hatred and exclusion, being nonconformist strangers, so that they vanish in the sea again at the end.

Dom / Das Haus / The House
Polen / Poland 1958
10 MIN / 35mm, Farbe, OF - ohne Dialog
REGIE / DIRECTOR: Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Lenica

A flying object keeps appearing over a dilapidated house in which erotic phantasies are perpetuating mechanically.


Álom a Házról / Der Traum von einem Haus / The Dream About a House
Ungarn / Hungary 1971/72
12 MIN / 35mm, Farbe, OF - ohne Dialog
REGIE / DIRECTOR: István Szabó

Dreamlike surreal sequences of Hungarian history, from fascism to stalinism, taking place in front of a Budapest residential building's facade. This short film is a "laboratory" for István Szabó's feature film TÜZOLTÓ UTCA 25 (FEUERWEHRGASSE 25,1973).


Tichý týden v dome / Stille Woche im Haus / Silent Week In the House
Tschechoslowakei / Czechoslovakia 1969
20 MIN / 35mm, s/w, EF
REGIE / DIRECTOR: Jan Švankmajer

Objects of daily life refuse to work for a man who is traumatically locked in his house.


Happy End / Happy End / Happy End
Jugoslawien / Yugoslavia 1958
10 MIN / 35mm, Farbe, OF - ohne Dialog
REGIE / DIRECTOR: Vatroslav Mimica

Experimental animation film which moves without a cut "forward to the beginning" and pays reference mainly to Dalí and Freud.


The Death of Stalinism In Bohemia / Konec Stalinismu v Cechách / Der Tod des Stalinismus in Böhmen
Großbritannien / Tschechoslowakei / Great Britain / Czechoslovakia 1990 / 10 MIN / 35mm, Farbe + s/w, OF - ohne Dialog
REGIE / DIRECTOR: Jan Švankmajer

Imagined traumatic stations of the CSSR's history from 1945 to1989 (and the threat of its sequel in the colours of nationalism), using puppet animationen and integrated documentary quotes.

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