Izumrli svet rokavic / Zaniklý svět rukavic/ The Extinct World of Gloves

Jiří Barta

Czechoslovakia , 1982, 35mm, 17'00''

The film consists of six animated shorts sharing the common motif of glove. Barta deconstructs various ways of cinematic expression – from slapstick comedy, through melodrama, totalitarian propaganda, references to work of European classics such as Luis Buñuel or Federico Fellini, finishing with the vision of Armageddon which reminds of John Carpenter's Escape from New York. This witty play with genres covers the elements of social and political critique.


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