Conspirators of Pleasure

Part of The Films of Jan Svankmajer
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 3:00 p.m.

Dir. Jan Svankmajer. 1996, 75 mins.

With Petr Meissel, Gabriela Wilhelmová, and Barbora Hrzánová. This bracing satire of bourgeois sexual morality follows a handful of oddball sexual fetishists as their lives and obsessions intertwine in different ways. A shopkeeper enjoys being caressed by robot arms while watching his favorite television news anchorwoman who likes having her toes sucked by fish. The film has been described as “Kafka, by way of David Cronenberg.”

Free with Museum admission.