Marketa Lazarová (1967, Czechoslovakia)
AFG Film Club presents at The Club (AKUMB, 40 Tumanyan Str.)
September 6 – October 25, 2016 Program
PEARLS OF THE CZECH NEW WAVE
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 20:00
1967, Czechoslovakia, 165 min, Drama / History / Romance, BR*
Director: Frantisek Vlácil
Stars: Josef Kemr, Magda Vásáryová, Nada Hejna
In its native land, František Vláčil’s Marketa Lazarová has been hailed as the greatest Czech film ever made; for many U.S. viewers, it will be a revelation. Based on a novel by Vladislav Vančura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and paganism, humankind and nature, love and violence. Vláčil’s approach was to re-create the textures and mentalities of a long-ago way of life, rather than to make a conventional historical drama, and the result is dazzling. With its inventive widescreen cinematography, editing, and sound design, Marketa Lazarová is an experimental action film.
*Blu Ray is donated to the program by Larisa Loboda and Igor Khalatian (USA)
* 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)