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 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 »
Reviewing a film that is only 20 seconds in length is a real challenge. What could you pick a part and criticize about only 20 seconds of filmmaking? Well, not much, but it's still a film that I'd highly recommend, and a film that I find to be greatly interesting, and pretty disturbing in one way or another. There's something about the imagery, atmosphere, and sound effects that create a really uncomfortable short.
I also must mention the lovely animation that I found to be, especially, appealing. Like most Svankmajer films, it's all stop motion, and it looks great. the film may be extremely short in length, but that doesn't mean that there wasn't a lot of hard work put into its production.
The final shot of a glass of water was surprisingly bleak, and makes the short feel depressing. This is one really strange and powerful film, and it's only 20 seconds long.
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