short film Food © Channel 4 (UK) / Heart of Europe (cz)
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Food

This short is a combination of stop-animation, claymation and live action. It's divided into three acts: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

In 'Breakfast' a succession of men in a restaurant use each other as sort of live vending machines for dispensing food, utensils and napkins. In 'Lunch', two men in a restaurant, unable to attract the attention of waiters begin to eat first their own clothes, until they're naked, then the furniture.

Finally in 'Dinner' a man sits down and begins to consume himself.

Created by: Channel 4 (UK), Heart of Europe (cz)
Language: no dialogue
Country of Origin: UK / Czechoslovakia
Alternate Title: Jidlo (Czechoslovakia)
Directed by: Jan Svankmajer
Produced by: Jaromír Kallista
Executive Producers: Keith Griffiths and Michael Havas
Writing Credits: Jan Svankmajer
Animated by: Bedrich Glaser

short film Food © Channel 4 (UK) / Heart of Europe (cz)Currently Available on two DVDs: The collected Shorts of Jan Svankmejer, and as an extra on the DVD of 'Conspirators of Pleasure' - see above.

Film is in colour. Disregard black and white highlight image.

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