Jan Svankmajer: The Surreal Puppet Poet
(Jan Svankmajer, Czech Republic, 2005, 35mm, 118 min)
Wednesday, Jun 20 at 08:00PM
This startling film turns the idea of madness upside down. Jean, whose greatest fear is imprisonment in the madhouse where his late mother was committed, is invited by a friend to experience a new sort of asylum. We follow Jean as he descends into a mental hospital where the staff is behind bars and the inmates run free, in an adventure that blurs the often political lines between madness and sanity.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122