Over three years, directors Adam Oľha and Jan Daňhel followed the life of Jan Švankmajer, from his collaboration with old friend and producer Jaromír Kallista to his memory of Eva Švankmajerová, his wife and creative partner, muse and inseparable other half of the director. Shot on various film formats, using found footage and with a touch of Czech humor, Alchemical Furnace is an ode to creation and to companionship.
Alchemical Furnace / Alchymická pec / Piec alchemiczny
Directed by: Jan Daňhel, Adam Oľha
Cast: Jan Švankmajer, Eva Švankmajerová, Jaromír Kallista, Pavla Kallistová, Tomáš Kalous, Miloš Chlustina, Kamila Magálová
Country: Czech Republic
Running time: 118 min.
November 20, 2021 – 2 PM