UCCA Beijing

Kentridge in Parallel:
Childhood Memory


Cinema Arts
Location:  Auditorium
Language:  Czech with Chinese subtitles

"Kentridge in Parallel" is a series of screenings running throughout the exhibition at UCCA that puts the artist's works into conversation with historical, formal, and social referents.

William Kentridge's works bear traces of his childhood in apartheid-era South Africa. Many of his animations reflect what he saw and felt when he was young, living in the same house where he now has his studio. The Czech director Jan Svankmajer also attaches importance to how boyhood affects a person in his films. Most of his works share the same themes: the memory of childhood and the admiration of kids. Through the works of William Kentridge and Jan Svankmajer, here we explore memories of childhood through film.

Ticketing: Free


*Collect your ticket from reception 30 minutes before the event begins.

* Please no late entry.

William Kentridge

Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City after Paris

Jan Svankmajer

Little Otik

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Screenplay: Jan Svankmajer

Genre: Comedy/ Fantasy/ Horror/ Thriller

Country: Czech Republic/ UK/ Japan

Language: Czech

Release Date: 2001.1.25

Runtime: 132 min.