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Jan Svankmajer

Born on September 4, 1934 in Czechoslovakia
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The dark and surrealistic animated art of Czech animator Jan Svankmajer gained international renown in 1983 when his work from the 1960s was shown in a retrospective at the Annecy Animation Festival in France. Read Full Biography
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