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This tale has been told a thousand times, it seems, but not like this. Svankmajers vision is so dark and twisted, Lewis Carroll wouldve had nightmares. Using a mixture of live action and stop motion animation, the director creates an uneasy atmosphere, and the plot just kind of drifts along without the traditional Alices stubbornness and attitude. This Alice is almost happy to be lost, just observing the surreal, Lynchian, patchwork creatures that guide and toy with her, knowing that itll all be over, all too soon.
Master Czech animator Jan Svankmajer brings to life Lewis Carrolls hallucinatory adventure.Following the White Rabbit into Wonderland, Alice begins an expedition into an astonishing landscape of childhood adventures, ultimately leading to her trial before the King and Queen of Hearts.