Leonardo's Diary 72

Leonardo's Diary 72

Leonardo’s Diary 72 combines shots of animated copies of Leonardo’s drawings with documentary shots from the present. Naturally Svankmajer is merely capturing the identical expressions, grimaces, gestures and actions which Leonardo once noticed and which have been repeating themselves on faces of all periods. Animated Leonardo’s drawings watch with astonishment the absurdity of current affairs, shown in clips from newsreels. The noble renaissance idea about the victorious crusade of reason ended in irrational wasting of abundant energy.

Czech Republic
12'
1973

Director
Jan Švankmajer

Script
Jan Svankmajer
Vladimir Kladiva

Cinematography
Jiri Safar

Editing
Helena Lebduskova

Production
Short Film Festival

Music
Zdenek Liska

Festivals
7th Festival on Wheels
PUPPET MASTER ANIMATION: Jan Švankmajer