"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."
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.