Jan Svankmajer – Insects – IndieGoGo


Czech Surrealist Director Jan Svankmajer has announced a crowd funding campaign to help in funding his last feature film Insects. The IndieGoGo campaign has already reached close to 50% funded with in a few short hours. Here’s a little snip it from the campaign describing the project.

             A local pub in a small town. It’s Monday and the bar is closed, chairs are turned up on the tables. The pub is empty except for six amateur actors sitting in a corner. They’ve met to rehearse “The Insect Play” by the Čapek brothers. On a raised platform across the room we see a stage, set for Act II of the play. As the rehearsal progresses, the characters of the play are born and die with no regard to time. The actors slowly become one with them and some of them experience frightening transformations…

“The Čapek brothers’ play is very misanthropic. I’ve always liked that — bugs behave as a human beings, and people behave as insects. My screenplay extends this misanthropy further while also reflecting Franz Kafka and his famous Metamorphosis.” (Jan Švankmajer)

This film has been announced to be his last since the production on these films tends to take massive amounts of work and at 81 years old Svankmajer is trying to wind down his pursuit of surrealist filmmaking. Watch this trailer and see for yourself what the film will be about. The campaign can be found at the following link: Link