Having just visited the Sedlec Ossuary in Kutná Hora, I have gained a wonderful new perspective on this short. I've always admired the matter-of-fact narration juxtaposed with the frenzied (if not unfocused) cutting of images of the location. But having been inside this art tomb, I can testify that it is quite an overwhelming sensory experience, just like this film.
2.6 stars. Wryly ironical! This film is at its most deft and musical perversely without a score and with the soundtrack of an inane tour guide. Švankmajer's remarkable post-Eisensteinian editing is at full force at this stage and thereafter.