Friday, 21 May 2010

Meat Love by Jan Švankmajer

Meat Love (Zamilované Maso) is a short film directed by Jan Švankmajer, a Czech animator, and released in 1989. Although governments in Eastern European states were collapsing in 1989, Czechoslovakia was still one nation then (Cowley, 2009). The Berlin Wall was opened in in this year also, and the plot of the film made me think of the German unification. 

Cowley, J. (2009) 1989 The Year of the Crowd. [Online] [21/05/2010]
Meatpaper [2010] Jan Svankmajer’s “Meat Love” Animation from 1989. [Online] [21/05/2010]
Michnik, A. & Havel, V. (2008) After the Velvet, an Existential Revolution? [Online] [21/05/2010]