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Alice / Neko Z Alenky

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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
6.33 /10
Krystina Kohoutova,

Directed by: Jan Svankmajer
Written by: Jan Svankmajer, from Lewis Carroll's novel

Released: 1988
Origin: Switzerland/UK/W.Germany
Length: 85


Girl (Krystina Kohoutova) has strange dream.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A surrealist interpretation of Lewis Carroll's classic - which was pretty surreal, to begin with. The great Czech animator's mixture of puppet animation with live action (Alice is a real little girl) is bizarre, menacing and definitely not kids' stuff. It is a memorable exploration of the dark recesses of a child's imagination - you may spot the allusions to Freud and Kafka; the thing that's missing is Carroll's sense of humour.

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