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Dimensions of Dialogue (1983)

Moznosti dialogu (original title)
Three surreal depictions of failures of communication that occur on all levels of human society.

Director:

Jan Svankmajer

Writer:

Jan Svankmajer
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A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. 'Factual Discussion' depicts three heads (made up of fruit, kitchen utensils and writing implements respectively) endlessly devouring and regurgitating each other. 'Passionate Discourse' shows two clay figures romantically intertwined, and the problems with dealing with the end product of their passion, while 'Exhaustive Discussion' shows two animated heads playing a bizarre variant of the old scissors-paper-stone game. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

1983 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

A párbeszéd lehetőségei See more »

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Krátký Film Praha See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Exactly what you want from Surrealist animation
21 February 2019 | by GiraffeDoorSee all my reviews

The grotesque charm of this trio of short films is hard to beat. They each work separately but gain a lot from being seen together.

They convey in a language of images profound truths in a lively, eerie, unpretentious way. There is always something neat to look at and went away from this just feeling full, the way you do after a good meal, not needing anymore.


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