DIRECTED BY - Jan Svankmajer
"Disney + Buuel = Svankmajer's ALICE." An unusual dramatization of a classic children's story, from Czech master animator Jan Svankmajer.
Full Synposis: This loose retelling of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" dives headlong into the story's more sordid, psychological dimensions. Svankmajer's rabbit hole is deeper, darker and far more twisted. All the gilded polish of high society has been rubbed away, leaving a rawer, subtler surface in its place. This rabbit may rhyme and check his pocket watch, but he also makes a meal of his own stuffing. Though Svankmajer's ALICE makes for stronger medicine to swallow, it strikes all the more directly at the heart of Carroll's ecstatic nightmare.
RUNTIME - 91 minutes
RATING - Not Rated
YEAR - 1988
FORMAT - DVD Region 1
SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -
action, adaptation, animal, animation, child, fiction, live, magic, media art, remake
- International Fantasy Film Award, Best Film (Nominee)
1989 Fantasporto: Porto International Film Festival (Porto, Portugal)
- Won - Feature Film Award
1987 International Animated Film Festival (Annecy, France)
"An extraordinary piece of work; brilliantly inventive...a piercing, original version."
- The New Yorker
"It takes us back to a time in the history of movies when audiences responded to the images on screen with a combination of awe and fear, when in submitting to them, we felt as if we were submitting to a spell."
- Hal Hinson, Washington Post