Night Games

i’m too old to care about male impotence caused by the mother. in fact i’m so old that instead i wondered why jan's mother became like this. so contentwise this was really boring, even annoying at times.

but its gorgeous form makes it worth a watch nonetheless. the beautiful tones of the film, the playful shot compositions and the way jan slides from one time into another, going seemlessly from the present into the past and vice versa, solely changing his form from adult to child. it reminded me of juraj herz’s the cremator where kopfrkingl is sometimes like a hinge of two different spaces that pass around him in such a quiet manner that the viewer takes notice of it only after a while. with jan, on the other hand, the time change is obvious right away as he becomes a child again, while the space stays the same.

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