Alchemical Furnace

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Director:Jan Daňhel, Adam Oľha
Length:118 minutes
Genre:Documentary

Alchemical Furnace

Alchymická pec; Jan Daňhel,Adam Oľha, 2020, versions: OR, languages: ces, eng, nld

Director: Jan Daňhel, Adam Oľha • Camera: Adam Oľha, Jakub Halousek, Jan Daňhel

Filmmaker and visual artist Jan Švankmajer’s legendary status reaches far beyond the former Czechoslovakia. The film is an outstanding portrait of this original, world-wide known artist, and also documents the life and creative process of Athanor (named after a renaissance alchemical furnace) - Švankmajer’s film production company since the early 1990s. The numerous protagonists include producer Jaromír Kallista and pricelessly practical Tomáš Kalous. Although the film looks back on their productions, rather than a summary it’s more a lively situational film. This film’s young directors had the unique opportunity to join the Athanor “alchemy workshop” and take part in Insects, which Švankmajer refers to as his final film.

Length: 118 min

Year: 2020

Country of origin:

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia

Language version:

OR - Original version (czech, english, dutch)

Director: Jan Daňhel, Adam Oľha • Camera: Adam Oľha, Jakub Halousek, Jan Daňhel

Filmmaker and visual artist Jan Švankmajer’s legendary status reaches far beyond the former Czechoslovakia. The film is an outstanding portrait of this original, world-wide known artist, and also documents the life and creative process of Athanor (named after a renaissance alchemical furnace) - Švankmajer’s film production company since the early 1990s. The numerous protagonists include producer Jaromír Kallista and pricelessly practical Tomáš Kalous. Although the film looks back on their productions, rather than a summary it’s more a lively situational film. This film’s young directors had the unique opportunity to join the Athanor “alchemy workshop” and take part in Insects, which Švankmajer refers to as his final film.

Year: 2020

Country of origin:

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia

Language version:

OR - Original version (czech, english, dutch)


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