Jan Svankmajer is a surrealist filmmaker from the Czech Republic. His stop motion technique of film making and clever story-telling have influenced many artists worldwide, including Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, Brothers Quay, and most definitely ME. His films often depict dreams and nightmares in a humorous fashion. In addition to making 27 short films, he has also created six feature-length films. View his entire filmography here.

His first short film was made in 1964, called The Last Trick. This film depicts two rival magicians who try to outdo each other performing their tricks. However, tensions begin to rise…

Enjoy The Last Trick.

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