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Jan Švankmajer Czech Republic, 2005

Adam Whybray's rating of the film Lunacy

2.5 stars. It's the only Švankmajer film I struggle with... which probably suggests that I'm overly attached to my superego or something. Of course, Švankmajer has never really been about fun~ that's just an enjoyable symptom of the infantile aggression; but even with the customary squelchy sounds & droll humour, this is a surprisingly difficult piece of work to stomach. More hardcore than one might at first suspect.