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Directed by Jan Švankmajer • 1988 • Czechoslovakia
Starring Kristýna Kohoutová
Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland, beginning a dream expedition into the astonishing landscape of childhood, through many dangerous adventures, and ultimately to a trial before the King and Queen of Hearts. Czech animation legend Jan Švankmajer blends live action and stunning stop motion to create a strikingly original interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Švankmajer’s ALICE remains true to the absurdity of Carroll’s vision, but bears the stamp of his own surrealist style and macabre obsessions, lending dark and fascinating new dimensions to a beloved fantasy.