I’ve just been alerted to the presence of a recent surrealist Czech film that is available for viewing for free (with the permission of its owners, of course) online. The operators of the webiste say the film will be available for online streaming for a limited time only, but don’t give a date for it to be removed.
I have only briefly glanced at it, but it looks like genuine, certified weirdstuff. A full review in the near future is probable.
WARNING TO VIEWERS: Although the film does not appear to be explicit, it deals with controversial subjects that may upset some people: bestiality and religion.
The film is called Coming Soon (2008) (not to be confused with the 1999 sex comedy of the same name!), and can be accessed at:
In case the server load is too high at the official site, it’s also available in a lower resolution on Google Video:
The film is in Czech, but with English voiceovers.
From the filmmakers’ synopsis:
COMING SOON can be seen as a documentary about our civilization’s eternal quest for “the perfect balance” between love, tolerance, morality, censorship, tradition, experimentation, etc. COMING SOON can be seen as a futuristic tragi-comedy about civilization’s next “Great Debate”. COMING SOON can be seen as a fantastic adventure through world philosophies – both past, present and future. COMING SOON can be seen as championing the rights of animals and zoophiles.
Inspired by Nietzsche, Svankmajer and Pasolini, Sir Tijn Po and dozens of friends have created a challenging journey for the experimental mind.
The film is also being sold on DVD through the site and through Amazon.com. If you enjoy the online version, I encourage you to buy the DVD.