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Jan Švankmajer’s Insects: On Meaning in Surrealist Film – Riot Material
by Timofei Gerber Last year, Jan Švankmajer, the great master of surrealist cinema, returned to his roots with another stop-motion film mixed with live footage in the same vein as his classics Alice (1988) and Faust (1994). Yet there is something that is immediately striking in Insects (2018), namely that it keeps breaking the fourth wall …