Conspirators of Pleasure

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svankmajer_iconImpossibility Made Real: Jan Svankmajer

Conspirators of Pleasure

  1. Thursday, August 30, 2012 9:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Conspirators of Pleasure
According to Jan Švankmajer, “Conspirators of Pleasure is not only the first erotic film without copulation, but above all a film about freedom.” Six ordinary people seek to gratify an idiosyncratic array of desires, all of which are highly autoerotic. As the story progresses, we find that although these people prefer to retreat into their individual fantasies, they are in fact connected. With “expert advisers” such as Sigmund Freud, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, the Marquis de Sade and Luis Buñuel, the film brings to life the most deliciously perverse aspects of the id. Czech language with English subtitles. (35mm presentation)