Image forAlice


Czechoslovakia, Swaziland, UK, 1988, 86mins, Cert.PG

Film description

Marie Zemanová began her twenty-year collaboration with surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer working on his feature-film debut, Alice. A dark reworking of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Švankmajer’s interpretation is a wildly inventive and eerily captivating work of fantasy. When Alice follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole she enters a nightmarish world, and must navigate a bleak and desolate landscape filled with bizarre and threatening characters. Zemanová expertly cuts between live action footage and stop-motion animation to create an immersive visual experience.

Showing as part of Leeds International Film Festival

With over 300 screenings held across 16 days, one of the UK's biggest film festivals returns for its 33rd year!
View all Leeds International Film Festival screenings


All scheduled screenings have now passed.