From re-consuming the same breakfast and ordering it again their transformed into a vending machine, hunger so intense that they end up consuming everything in sight and final the consuming of ourselves, body parts and garnished as a high class hors d'oeuvre to a pub lunch. Faces and body parts distorting to eat everything and dispense food, cutlery and serviettes. It's gross and very relatable in Švankmajer's world.
4.5 stars. Perhaps overly-schematic and altogether lacking in tenderness, but it should make even the most jaded of viewers smile a crooked smile. As a dialectical commentary upon class struggle it is effective, but no-one watches Švankmajer for the theory, but for the slathering metamorphoses and the biff-boff violence and the SOUNDS! Perfect still chosen for the film.
Actually a really entertaining film, I really enjoyed the stop animation for what it was doing. Also the fact that there was limited dialogue really helped create more tension and wonder in the work i loved the grittiness of film. Jan is great for this kind of works on consumption and how it can shape your everyday person to person interactions
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.