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The Ossuary

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The Ossuary 1970

10 mins Director. Jan Svankmajer

Czech animator Jan Švankmajer's wonderful portrait of the famous Sedlec Ossuary which was constructed in the 19th century from thousands of skeletons of victims of the Black Death. The film was commissioned as a straightforward documentary, but became an ode to the macabre.

See also Jan Švankmajer's other short films, The Castle of Otranto, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Pendulum, The Pit and Hope.

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Directed by

Jan Svankmajer


Jacques Prévert


Experimenta Animation & Artists Moving Image


The Black Box





Production company

Krátky Film (Praha)

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