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2.9
12 Ratings

The Torchbearer

Svetlonos

Directed by Václav Svankmajer
Czech Republic, 2005
Animation, Short, Fantasy

Synopsis

The film follows the passage of an austere and silent figure in Greco-Roman armour through a castle resembling one of Piranesi’s imaginary prisons, and inhabited by female statues who come to life and watch from the shadows.

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The Torchbearer Directed by Václav Svankmajer