3.4 stars. Švankmajer as Czech New Wave director! A great short to show to students to prove to them that all you need is an idea and a striking image (and the means to film both) to make a memorable film. More nakedly allegorical than most of Švankmajer's work - it feels a little like a Poetist variant on Jan Němec. Despite the objectification of the human form it feels surprisingly humanistic for Švankmajer!