Sunday, August 14 - 7:30 PM
MARKETA LAZAROVA, 1967, Janus Films, 163 min. Dir. Frantisek Vlacil.
Voted the best Czech movie of all time in a poll of 100 Czech film critics, this ravishing 13th-century epic based on a novel by Vladislav Vancura evokes an era when pagan and Christian clans faced off in a fierce struggle for dominance. An unforgiving winter landscape, dominated by hawks and wolves, sets the scene for a violent tale of rapacious rivalries played out in kidnapping, murder, plunder and rape. Vlacil’s unsettling symbolism carries a stark, eerie beauty, enhanced by Zdenek Liska’s avant-garde score. With Josef Kemr, Magda Vasaryova. In Czech with English subtitles. "A ceaseless flow of ravishing images." - Kristin M. Jones, The Wall Street Journal [35mm]
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Added by AmericanCinematheque on August 1, 2011