Hra S Kameny (Game with Stones)

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A short animation movie by czech director and artist Jan Švankmajer, who experiments with materials from everyday life (stones, a water tap, a clock). In 5 acts various ‘games with stones’ are played.

Reason of Choice

Stones are one basic material of early childhood plays. Children love to collect and construct stories around stones. Svankmajer playful way of finding new and unexpected ways to experiment with materials from daily life, serves very well to work about the basic principles of film, filmic movement and technics of animation.


Director: Jan Švankmajer
Year: 1965
Lenght: 8'
Nation: China
Language: musical
Sound/Silence: Silent'
Genre: Animation

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