Jan Svankmajer • Czechoslovakia • 1988 • Digital • 85 minutes • Rated PG - Contains mild threat and scary scenes
A young girl called Alice narrates to herself a series of events and characters that depict an eerie tour into a bizarre fantasy land, starting with a taxidermied White Rabbit coming to life. Unlike the naive child in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland who manoeuvres through a funhouse image of the adult world, Svankmajer's Alice seems to be on a journey through her own dark subconscious. This adaptation is visually jarring and surreal, as well as endlessly inventive, much like the annals of Alice's imagination.
This screening will be followed by an informal discussion about the themes explored in Alice (1988 film)
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