Jan Svankmajer: The Surreal Puppet Poet
(Jan Svankmajer, Czech Republic, 1995, 35mm, 97 min)
Saturday, Jun 16 at 08:00PM
A gentleman exits the subway and chances upon an enigmatic map, following it to a theatre where puppets act out Goethe's Faust with hilariously grotesque emphasis. The cast includes clay sculptures and marionettes carved by Svankmajer himself. Be prepared for armies of insects and tirades in demonic tongues, in the strangest and slimiest adaptation of Faust to date.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122