Prezít svuj zivot (teorie a praxe) (Surviving Life (Theory and Practice))
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Prezít svuj zivot (teorie a praxe) (Surviving Life (Theory and Practice))
Eugene, an aging man, leads a double life: one real - the waking life he spends in the company of his wife of many years, Milana - and the other in his dreams, his sleeping hours being devoted to a recurring evolving dream of a beautiful young woman, Evgenia. Seeking to perpetuate his dream life, he goes to see a psychoanalyst, who attempts to provide an ongoing interpretation of his experiences. On the wall there are portraits of Freud and Jung, which become animated, alternately applauding, disapproving or fighting over her interpretations. The latest film from practising surrealist animator… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It harnesses the skewed workings of the subconscious, confirming Svankmajer as a master filmmaker and knocking films like 'Inception' and 'The Matrix' into a cocked hat."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"The plot might have been better suited to a long-ish short, but Svankmajers outlandish imagination and visual metaphors conjure up an arresting animated universe in which dreams and reality co-exist."
‑ , Film4
"The film interestingly and subversively takes its stand on the idea that dreams are the real thing; waking life is an exotic, strange tissue of unreal diversions."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
"Peek into the subconscious imagery of Jan Svankmajer"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"The style is often close to vintage Terry Gilliam."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"One of the most imaginative and visually arresting films of the year. Essential viewing."
‑ Paul Weedon, Little White Lies
"A hit-the-ground-dead Freudian romp about an office worker's dream life."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"Eye-popping, disarming and playful, with a brisker pace than you might expect from this director."
‑ Mark Stafford, Electric Sheep
"The Czech animation maestro's first feature for six years is a welcome, if sometimes slight, return. It's still 20 percent more weird and wonderful than your average dream-exploring, Freud-featuring cut-out animation."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine