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Genre: comedy
Programme
Synopsis

A troupe of amateur actors rehearsing the second act of the Capek brothers’ satire „The Insect Play” at a local pub prompted legendary filmmaker Jan Švankmajer to contemplate man’s never-ending plod through life and to also consider the creative process itself. Right at the outset the movie’s creator tells his audience that he wrote the script without any rational or moral restraint, and in the course of the film he breaks the fourth wall several times in order to show us fragments of the work in progress.

Jan Škoda, Karlovy Vary FF

Director
Jan Svankmajer

(b. 1934) has in recent years been turning away from animated films in favour of drama features containing animated passages. After studying direction, stage design and puppetry, he rose to become one of the key figures on the international animation scene with his original vision based on Surrealist ideas. He has made a series of highly acclaimed shorts before his first long combined feature film „Alice” (1988).

Filmography
  • Neco z Alenky (Alice, 1988)
  • Faust (1994)
  • Spiklenci slasti (Conspirators of Pleasures, 1996)
  • Otesánek (Greedy Guts, 2000)
  • Šílení (2005, Hullus, PÖFF 2006)
  • Prežít svuj život (Kuidas elu üle elada (teooria ja praktika)
  • 2010)
  • Hmyz (Insect, 2018)
Sat, 17.11.2018
7:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 5
021307
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 021307
Sun, 25.11.2018
4:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
100706
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 100706
Film info
Countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Year: 2018
Duration: 98 minutes
Language: Czech
Director: Jan Svankmajer
Producer: Jaromír Kallista
Writer: Jan Svankmajer
DOPs: Adam Olha, Jan Ruzicka
Montage: Jan Danhel
Composers: Bedrich Smetana, Nikolaj Rimski-Korsakov, Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
Cast: Kamila Magálová, Jirí Lábus, Jan Budar, Ivana Uhlírová, Norbert Lichý
Production: Athanor
Festival: Karlovy Vary
Synopsis

A troupe of amateur actors rehearsing the second act of the Capek brothers’ satire „The Insect Play” at a local pub prompted legendary filmmaker Jan Švankmajer to contemplate man’s never-ending plod through life and to also consider the creative process itself. Right at the outset the movie’s creator tells his audience that he wrote the script without any rational or moral restraint, and in the course of the film he breaks the fourth wall several times in order to show us fragments of the work in progress.

Jan Škoda, Karlovy Vary FF

Director
Jan Svankmajer

(b. 1934) has in recent years been turning away from animated films in favour of drama features containing animated passages. After studying direction, stage design and puppetry, he rose to become one of the key figures on the international animation scene with his original vision based on Surrealist ideas. He has made a series of highly acclaimed shorts before his first long combined feature film „Alice” (1988).

Filmography
  • Neco z Alenky (Alice, 1988)
  • Faust (1994)
  • Spiklenci slasti (Conspirators of Pleasures, 1996)
  • Otesánek (Greedy Guts, 2000)
  • Šílení (2005, Hullus, PÖFF 2006)
  • Prežít svuj život (Kuidas elu üle elada (teooria ja praktika)
  • 2010)
  • Hmyz (Insect, 2018)