BREAKFAST: After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser - and the same fate befalls the man who obtains breakfast from him. LUNCH: ... See full summary »
A bust of Stalin is cut open on an operating table, leading to an elaborate animated depiction of Czech history from 1948 (the Communist takeover) to 1989 (the Velvet Revolution). Some ... See full summary »
A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a ... See full summary »
A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. 'Factual Discussion' depicts three heads (made up of fruit, kitchen utensils and writing implements respectively) endlessly ... See full summary »
A man sits down to watch a football match, which seems to consist of the players being violently mutilated in various inventive ways. The players then leave the football pitch and invade ... See full summary »
Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy letter carrier makes dough balls she grotesquely ingests before bed. A shop clerk ... See full summary »
For me it was such a wonderful experience had the chance to see so many different animation styles contained in a very brief time: The result is simply magnificent, imaginative and beautiful, showing in a couple of seconds (or minutes) the artistic vision of some of the greatest animators from different parts of the world: Bill Plympton,Priit Parn, Jiri Barta, Jan Svankmajer, Kihachiro Kawamoto, Osamu Tezuka, among others are to express a glimpse of their immense creative world into this compilation, resulting in some of the most rewarding watching experiences that I had in my entire life.
A must see for every animation fan.
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