(František Vláčil, 1967)
Join us on a cinematic world tour with stops in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Japan, and the Czech Republic. Our tour guides are some of the most revered directors in film history, including the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Jacques Demy, Alain Resnais, Stanley Kubrick, and Nagisa Oshima. See all the titles on our big screen, many in new or recent restorations.
Considered by many to be the greatest Czech film ever made, this dazzling adaptation of a purportedly unfilmable novel by Vladislav Vančura recreates the textures and mentalities of medieval life with inventive widescreen cinematography, editing, and sound design. The stirring depiction of a feud between two rival clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and paganism, humankind and nature, love and violence. (165 mins., 35mm)