The Films of Stefan and Franciszka Themerson

    The Films of Stefan and Franciszka Themerson

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    DVD containing the three surviving films by Stefan and Franciszka Themerson accompanied by an 86 page book.

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    The Themersons had a significant influence on the art and philosophy of the avant-garde of Eastern Europe during the 1930s. Their work reflected something of the Dada and Constructivist forms and ideas of the time, but what most distinguished them throughout their lives, was their remarkable invention and technical experiment. This was true of every field they became involved in: photography, literature, art, design and publishing, as well as film. They were the most important makers of avant-garde film in pre-war Poland. After they settled in London in the early 1940s, they made two films under the auspices of the Polish Government in Exile including their first British film, Calling Mr Smith (1943), a rallying call to open the eyes and minds of the British public to Nazi atrocities in Europe. In London they became key figures in the post-war cultural scene, founding Gaberbocchus Press, a major small press publishing first English editions of Jarry, Adler, Apollinaire, Schwitters, Queneau amongst others as well as writing novels, poems, philosophical treaties, operas, painting and theatre design. They died in London in 1988.

    The DVD contains the three surviving Themerson films (all others were lost in Nazi-occupied Poland) subtitled in English and Polish and is accompanied by a 86 page book of unpublished notes and correspondence by Stefan Themerson.

    Contents: Adventures of a Good Citizen (1937), Calling Mr Smith (1943), The Eye and the Ear (1944-5)

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    Format
    DVD, paperback
    Original format
    35mm
    Year
    1937-1945
    Language(s)
    English
    Author(s)
    Stefan and Franciszka Themerson
    Runtime
    30 minutes
    Pages
    86 pages
    Publisher
    LUX

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    DVD containing the three surviving films by Stefan and Franciszka Themerson accompanied by an 86 page book.

    A boxset containing a book and a DVD of the optical film work of Guy Sherwin.

    A collection of 100 3-minute short films shot on 16mm by Guy Sherwin

    DVD including 11 short films by Nicky Hamlyn published by LUX, London with the support of the University for the Creative Arts. PAL, Region 0, 117 mins, 4:3

    Artist(s)
    Guy Sherwin, Sebastiane Hegarty
    Format
    DVD, paperback DVD PAL, Interzone Region 0, paperback book DVD5 PAL 4:3
    Original format
    35mm 16mm et vidéo
    Year
    1937-1945 1971-2007 1974-2012
    Language(s)
    English English English
    Author(s)
    Stefan and Franciszka Themerson Guy Sherwin Nicky Hamlyn
    Runtime
    30 minutes 70 min 117'
    Pages
    86 pages 126 pages
    Publisher
    LUX LUX LUX, Londres avec le soutien de l'University for Creative Arts