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A weird future awaits in End of Animal and other Kafka-inspired films

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A pregnant woman struggles through the apparent beginning of the end of the world in Jo Sung-Hee's End of Animal
PHOTO COURTESY OF SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY

When the inventor of a supercomputer responsible for generating an artificial world mysteriously disappears, his handsome predecessor must fight against his corporate bosses to find out what happened, in the process stumbling on a far more shattering secret about the nature of reality itself. Sound crazy? Well, it is. But, between the mirrored and Lucite furniture, chiseled Teutonic women in disco finery, chase sequences, and frenetic zooms, it adds up to some of the most enjoyable hours you can spend at the festival.

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

April 21–May 5, most shows $13

Various Bay Area venues

www.sffs.org

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