Directed by Jan Švankmajer • 1990 • Czechoslovakia
Czech animator Jan Švankmajer is a living legend, his alternately grotesque, heartfelt, and hilarious creations influencing a generation of artists. In this satirical short, commissioned by the BBC shortly after the Velvet Revolution had brought an end to communist rule in Czechoslovakia, Švankmajer riffs on his nation’s post-war history as he bids farewell to Uncle Joe in his own inimitable style.
THE DEATH OF STALINISM IN BOHEMIA • KONEC STALINISMU V ČECHÁCH
Written and directed by Jan Švankmajer
Cinematography by Svatopluk Malý
Edited by Marie Zemanová
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