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Martyrs of Love, Pearls of the Deep

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Martyrs of Love
Martyrs of Love
Image courtesy of the National Film Archive, Prague
Martyrs of Love
Martyrs of Love
Image courtesy of the National Film Archive, Prague
Martyrs of Love
Martyrs of Love
Image courtesy of the National Film Archive, Prague
Pearls of the Deep
Pearls of the Deep
Image courtesy of the National Film Archive, Prague
Pearls of the Deep
Pearls of the Deep
Image courtesy of the National Film Archive, Prague
Martyrs of Love
Martyrs of Love
Martyrs of Love
PEARLS OF THE DEEP
Pearls of the Deep
Pearls of the Deep

Martyrs of Love
Pearls of the Deep

(Jan Němec, 1967)
(Various directors, 1966)

Thu, Mar 20, 2014 7 PM

Martyrs of Love is a three-part ballad that often uses music in place of dialogue in celebrating its inhibited and unsuccessful protagonists—a gesture directly opposed to the elevation of industrious heroes in socialist aesthetics. (71 mins., 35mm) Considered a manifesto of the Czechoslovak New Wave, Pearls of the Deep is an anthology of five short films, each directed by one of the era’s rising directors: Věra Chytilová, Jaromil Jireš, Jiří Menzel, Němec, and Evald Schorm. Based on a book by Bohumil Hrabal (107 mins., 35mm)

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