Every interaction is a protocol; every interaction is a fight; every interaction is cannibalism and unnecessary lust - (the very act of being is lustful in itself). We're our personal destroyers and we love it. It just needs a little bit of lemon juice.
Now that I'm back to work after vacation, I have to cut back on my feature-length film viewing, but that's nothing to cry about because short films, just like their longer counterparts, can be works of art, entertaining and meaningful. This film is all three.
This is a grisly little film about consumption (in every sense of the word). It's ridiculously over the top but what saves it from utter revulsion is its twisted sense of humor. It made me think of what William S. Burroughs said about "Naked Lunch": "The title means exactly what the words say: naked lunch, a frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork."
I watched this around 4-5 years ago, my friend asked me to watch to get the main point of the entire movie. it was so fascinating to me, how a 17 minute short movie can describe people and its connection with food - how we always need it, the more we need.
We're all terribly hungry. I don't think I need to add anything to the interpretation of the short, because it speaks for itself. Švankmajer makes such inventive works of art. The sound is so evocative and disgusting, it adds a lot to this dark portrait of consumerism.
I'm at a loss for words on this one. I'll like something that can make me laugh one second and cringe the next. It also seems sheds some light on economic disparity in Czechoslovakia during Svankmajer's time period in an original and satirical way.