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I think "Coming Really Soon" would have been a better title for this film about a Zoophile Rights group and their planned revolution.
I just saw the film at an annual Czech event called Letni Filmova Skola, which translates as "Summer Film School" even though it isn't really a film school at all. People from all over the world (but mainly Czechs of course) converge on the small Czech town of Uherske Hradiste and peacefully indulge in the best of world cinema - both past and present. One of this year's main themes was Brazilian Film and I was part of one of the delegations. My Czech isn't absolutely fluent but the town was full of provocative posters for "Coming Soon" and I decided to try it. Although the theater was packed and I was sweating for two hours this film was definitely the highlight of the festival for me and certainly the best Czech film I can remember seeing. I pretty much agree with most of the preceding comments except for the woman who says it's not as good as Jan Svankmajer's last film - "Lunacy." I love Svankmajer too but "Coming Soon" has made me re-evaluate so many issues in life that I don't think "Lunacy" can compare from a philosophical standpoint. And the performances in "Coming Soon" (if they are performances... nobody would give me a straight answer) are far better than anything else you'll see in Czech cinema - including "Lunacy." If it's a fake documentary it's genius. If it's a real documentary than it's the ballsiest thing that I've seen years.
"Hats off" as they say in Czech and I hope you make it to Brazil. It will be fun to watch the reactions!
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