Polish wodka, Russian salad, and Central European sauerkraut: join us in Shoreditch for a culinary and cinematic exploration of the senses hosted by artist Tom Maryniak. Centered around the films of Czech filmmaker Jan Svankmajer, Tom will present a selection of short films and an immersive intermediary feast. Na zdraví!
Since the 1960s, Jan Svankmajer (b. 1934) has been a pioneer of surrealist cinema. Most famous for his extremely unusual feature length versions of Alice in Wonderland (Alice 1988) and Faust (Faust 1994), his lesser known short films have been described by the Guardian’s Rob Mackie as “often scary and violent in an unhinged sort of way and with deeply perturbing soundtracks, they also achieve a masterful blend of uneasy comedy and beauty.”