A small, animated figure learns how to use a whip, a pair of wings and a house.

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28 August 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In one of Jan Svankmajer's many quirky short films, several things continue happening. A human whips a dog, and slowly turns into a dog while the dog turns human; a man has all sorts of trouble drawing a house; and an animated figure has a weird experience with some wings. I can't figure out what would be the point of all these images, but it all just goes to show that Svankmajer had a really cool imagination. Most of us in the Western Bloc probably would never have envisioned something like this coming from the Eastern Bloc, but it did, and it's all really something. So definitely "Czech" it out.

I said that I can't figure out the point. Maybe we shouldn't try to figure those sorts of things out. We should just watch and get enthralled.


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