Prezít svuj zivot (teorie a praxe) (Surviving Life (Theory and Practice))
Prezít svuj zivot (teorie a praxe) (Surviving Life (Theory and Practice)) (2010)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 10, 2010
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David Jenkins
Time Out

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.

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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.

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Peter Bradshaw

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.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Peek into the subconscious imagery of Jan Svankmajer

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

The style is often close to vintage Terry Gilliam.

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Paul Weedon
Little White Lies

One of the most imaginative and visually arresting films of the year. Essential viewing.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

A hit-the-ground-dead Freudian romp about an office worker's dream life.

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Mark Stafford
Electric Sheep

Eye-popping, disarming and playful, with a brisker pace than you might expect from this director.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

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.

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