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Lekce Faust

Jan Švankmajer France, 1994

Malt Frisky's rating of the film Faust

It's a surreal 4th wall break when real life and theatre begin to bizarrely merge and Faust ends up becoming part of the theatre production by accident and a mere puppet on a string by the end. And it's a clever film that ties up the loose ends and comes full circle by the end. Švankmajer techniques are all at work here but because of the story being told the grotesque stop animation fits in perfectly with the film.