Pearls of the Czech New Wave: Ostre sledované vlaky (Closely Watched Trains) 1966
AFG Film Club presents at The Club (AKUMB, 40 Tumanyan Str.)
September 6 – October 25, 2016 Program
PEARLS OF THE CZECH NEW WAVE
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 20:00
OSTRE SLEDOVANÉ VLAKY (Closely Watched Trains)
1966, Czechoslovakia, 93 min, Comedy / Drama / War, BR
Director: Jirí Menzel
Stars: Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodský
At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot. Wry and tender, Academy Award™-winning Closely Watched Trains is a masterpiece of human observation and one of the best-loved films of the Czech New Wave.
* Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
* Films are screened in original language with English subtitles.
* Special thanks to the program supporters Khachatur Aloyan (USA), Larisa Loboda & Igor Khalatian (USA)