A hot summer day six young men and two young women meet at the beach beside a deep river. After a while they go for a swim. At a point where the river is 8 meters deep, one of the boys gets... See full summary »
Oldrich "Fajolo" Fajták (Marián Bielik), a student who directs quasi-existentialist verbal abuse at his girlfriend Bela Blazejová (Jana Beláková), takes off to a formally volunteer summer work camp at a farm where he meets her grandfather.
It is the spring 1945 and the front line is getting closer to the small Moravian village of Nesovice. Twelve-year old Oldrich Vareka, nicknamed Shorty for his tiny stature, observes the ... See full summary »
Liza's a nurse, seeking love. Her only company is a long-dead Japanese pop star, who turns her into a fox-fairy out of jealousy. Now, every men who desires Liza shall die horribly. Can she overcome the curse?
Károly Ujj Mészáros
Szabolcs Bede Fazekas,
Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home - a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. But Ingrid's real problems lie ... See full summary »
Ellen Dorrit Petersen,
Towards the end of 1942 a young prisoner Maruska (Magda Vásáryová) awaits in her cell in prison in Breslau (after war Polish Wroclaw) her execution. After death sentence it was ninety nine ... See full summary »
Gia is a carefree young percussionist who works at a theater in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. He lives in a small apartment with his mother. Gia spends his days flitting from friend to ... See full summary »
i am privileged to be the first one to comment on this amazing gem..i just watched it...like most others from the beautiful category of the "Czech new wave", it doesn't leave u with words for easy description.. there is a lot to tell still..the child's perspective..their little secrets,joys,deeds...and their take on the adult world..and the serious adult background where their lives are played out..the child's perspective on the adult affairs.. the political commentary is unmissable..though i have to watch it again to have a clear take on that..all of Czech new wave is so strongly political..and the relevance is only ever-increasing... and the cinematography...absolutely dictated by the children who are the protagonists in this movie..camera is never still..always moving..close-up...the angles..perspectives.. all from the world of children..it looks way ahead of its time..Czech new wave was...this one has stood the test of time..and plus it has a lot to learn from for cinematographers i am sure.. the music..one can watch this movie just for the amazing music it has..mellow..joyful..sombre..way too good.. and the effect of B & W images...the whole film conveys nostalgia and emotions in a very timeless non-clichéd way... anyone yearning to be taken back to their childhoods for a brief moment may give this amazing movie a try..and seriously recommended for lovers of the moving image..
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