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Insect

Insect

CZ, 2018 / 98 min.

Jan Švankmajer incorporates classic Czech literature in his ‘extension’ of a play by the Čapek brothers. A group of actors rehearses the play ‘The Life Of Insects’. During the rehearsal, the private lives of the actors merge with the destiny of the play's characters.

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Švankmajer: 'The Čapek brothers' play "The Insect Play" is a misanthropic play. My screenplay only extends this misanthropy, as man is more like an insect and this civilization is more like an anthill. One should also remember the message behind Kafka's "The Metamorphosis".'

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Production year

2018

Country

CZ

Original title

Hmyz

Length

98 min.

Language

CES

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

Part of

Jan Svankmajer

Steaks, pebbles, iron locks: master animator Jan Švankmajer (Prague, 1934) can bring anything to life. His films are filled with obsession, lust, horror and eroticism, all underpinned by an undercurrent of abuse of power. Eye Filmmuseum presents the exhibition Jan Švankmajer - The Alchemical Wedding devoted to the work of Czech surrealist and master animator.

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