Sober art and flowing scenes. Very interesting animation - everything (movement, form, emotion) is comunicated with (rare) glimpes of light in the infitine, limitless,
ever-present darkness. His technique, destructive animation, really suits Kafka: redrawing a scene by erasing it to create the next reality/fiction over it.
"From beginning to end, this inescapable darkness appears to be as much of a character in the film as the author from which it takes its name. Slow and deliberate as a sleepwalker, Dumala constructs a monochromatic portrait of Kafka which eerily juxtaposes mundane daily life with brief glimpses into the experimental novelist’s fertile and twisted subconscious such as symbolic beasts and monstrous insects."