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Films of Franciska and Stefan Themerson: Book + DVD Films of Franciska and Stefan Themerson: Book + DVD

Films of Franciska and Stefan Themerson: Book + DVD Films of Franciska and Stefan Themerson: Book + DVD
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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: Adventures of a Good Citizen, 1937 Calling Mr Smith, 1943 The Eye and the Ear, 1944-5 These are the three surviving Themerson films (all others were lost in Nazi-occupied Poland). Please note that this DVD is for individual purchase only, for institutional sales please contact LUX directly. 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: Adventures of a Good Citizen, 1937 Calling Mr Smith, 1943 The Eye and the Ear, 1944-5 These are the three surviving Themerson films (all others were lost in Nazi-occupied Poland). Please note that this DVD is for individual purchase only, for institutional sales please contact LUX directly.

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Bilingual 88 page booklet in English-Polish from the LUX/CCA Warsaw 'The Films of Franciska and Stefan Themerson', including unpublished texts and letters by Stefan Themerson.

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SKU THEMERSON
Year 1937-45 (DVD 2008)
Director Themerson, Franciska; Themerson, Stefan
Format DVD
Publisher(s) LUX
Countries Poland
Colour Colour + B&W
Subtitles English, Polish
Language(s) English, Polish
Running time 60min
DVD region 0, PAL
Certificate N/a

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