Alice is a 1988 dark fantasy film written and directed by Jan Švankmajer. Its original Czech title is Něco z Alenky, which means "Something from Alice". It is a loose adaptation of Lewis Carroll's first Alice book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), about a girl who follows a white rabbit into a bizarre fantasy land. Alice is played by Kristýna Kohoutová. The film combines live action with stop motion animation, and is distinguished by its dark and uncompromising production design.
The film opens on Alice sitting by a brook. A close-up of her mouth informs the audience that they will now see a film, instructing them to close their eyes "otherwise you won't see anything!"
|genre||action adventure animation fantasy|
|keywords||a skull-head lizard a stocking-caterpillar alice behead bill the lizard break butter tart caterpillar china doll croquet crying baby decapitate discover eat engage float follow game hatter king king of hearts march hare marionette queen of hearts search sew tart taxidermic taxidermy tea party the king trap white rabbit wind-up wind-up toy write writing desk|
|productionCompany||Condor Films Film4 Productions|
|publisher||First Run Features|
|theme||animated non-narrative stop-motion animated surreal|