Jan Švankmajer's Stop-Motion Short Film Food [videos]


Still from Lunch.

Ready to watch something pretty weird? Famous for his stop-motion animation, Czech director Jan Švankmajer's 1992 short film Food depicts three restaurant meals and the diners who eat them. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner feature people dying and coming back to life, eating non-food items like utensils and tablecloths, and practicing cannibalism and self-mutilation. Švankmajer originally conceived the project in the 1970s but feared the tempestuous political climate of the time. Prepare yourself for some heady, Eastern Bloc weltschmerz below. (warning: Lunch is slightly NSFW, Dinner is definitely NSFW.)





—Paula Forbes

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