An unusual dramatization of a classic children's story, from Czech master animator Jan Svankmajer. This loose retelling of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" dives into the story's dark psychological dimensions. By seamlessly combining live action with toy objects and animation, Svankmajer creates a surreal dream world unlike any other presented on film.
A Condor Features Production in association with Film Four International and Hessischer Rundfunk.
"...ALICE is richly stocked in character pleasures..." - 07/01/1991 Sight and Sound, p.37-8
"...Extraordinary....ALICE, as it unearths the fears that animate dreams and nightmares, is definitely a film for adults..." - 08/03/1988 New York Times, p.C18
"...Svankmajer offers a clutch of stop-motion monsters that might have emerged from the paintings of Heironymus Bosch..." - 02/17/1989 Los Angeles Times, p.C10
4 stars out of 5 -- "[The] stream of consciousness flows against a live-action/stop-motion dreamscape alive with the undead, amplified by startling sound design." - 06/01/2011 Total Film
"The heroine of ALICE is alternately played by a real child and an antique doll. Wonderland is additionally uncanny for its disturbing textures and juxtapositions..." - 05/15/2014 New York Times