Seven seemingly unconnected fairy tales - glued together only by folklore, mood, color and light - make up this Czech collection of visual poetry. The original piece of literature, written ...
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In this movie, TV sets are full of life. If a person is in TV (e.g. because it was filmed on the street) it has a double that's right in the TV set. This double needs energy from the true ... See full summary »
Straight shooting Lemonade Joe cleans up Stetson City, in this musical parody of early Westerns, after shooting the pants off villain Old Pistol. Joe's endorsement of Kolaloka (Crazy Cola) ... See full summary »
Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father. He brings her a basketful of flowers which she starts to throw in the air... See full summary »
One of the most important images of the Czech New Wave 60s, which was ranked among the top ten domestic films of all time. Feature debut screenwriter and director Ivan Passer is currently ... See full summary »
A story of Eliska and her daughter, starting a new life in a remote house with the 'father away on business', as the mother claims. After the lie is disclosed, their relationship begins to ... See full summary »
A film that examines the relationships between lives on both sides of the proscenium, Petr Zelenka's Karamazovi finds a Prague-based theatrical ensemble arriving in Krakow, Poland - where ... See full summary »
Jerzy Michal Bozyk,
In 1897, in a castle near the town of Werewolfville in the Carpathians, a slightly deranged Professor Orfanik experiments with his new inventions which include, even at this early date, television and a film camera.
Denmark in the 70's. The teenager Christoffer's parents Nisse and Maria have decided to move into a commune because they want to try the alternative lifestyle. But Christoffer doesn't like ... See full summary »
Sixten Tobias Kai Nielsen,
Seven seemingly unconnected fairy tales - glued together only by folklore, mood, color and light - make up this Czech collection of visual poetry. The original piece of literature, written by Karel Jaromír Erben in 1853, contained twelve tales. Written by
I'd been looking forward to seeing this film. Everyone'd been telling me how wonderful it was and that I should see it. Maybe you ought to bear that in mind when reading that I was greatly underwhelmed by this film. I felt it tried desperately to be more than it was. Unfortunately, the classic Czech book on which it's based blows it out of the water. Perhaps I was tired of all the young female characters behaving like idiots and the old female characters behaving reprehensibly. Perhaps it was the flimsy linking device-a cute child shrilly piping away on a tin whistle. That brat popped up often enough to get a groan out of the audience. I can say one, and only one thing, to recommend this film. It was filmed beautifully. However,the cinematography can't carry the whole show. If you're looking for good Czech (or Central European) films, I'd recommend Pelisky, Je Treba Zabit Sekala, Closely Watched Trains, Pytlakova Schovanka or Krvavy Roman. The list could go on.
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