The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer

The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer is a 1984 British surreal short stop-motion film by the Quay Brothers, an homage to the influential short film maker Jan Švankmajer.[1]


It is structured as a series of little lessons on perception [2] at Prague[3] in a form of a puppet simulacrum of Svankmajer, whose head is an opened book, to a doll whose head the masters empties of dross and refills with a similar open book.[4]


Available as part of the Phantom Museums DVD collection of Quay Brothers shorts.[5]


  1. ^ Brooke, Michael. "Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer, The (1984)". Screenonline. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
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  3. ^ MUBI
  4. ^ Zeitgeist Films
  5. ^ Kino Lorber International

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