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 ... See full summary »

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Martina Bezousková ...
Matka (segment "Kytice")
Sylvie Kraslová ...
Deti (segment "Kytice")
Sára Vorísková ...
Deti (segment "Kytice")
Anna Bezousková ...
Deti (segment "Kytice")
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Divka (segment "Vodnik")
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Matka (segment "Vodnik")
Vojtech Sahula ...
Nada Safratova ...
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Dead Man - Soldier (segment "Svatebni kosile")
Klára Sedlácková ...
Divka (segment "Svatebni kosile")
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Umrlec (segment "Svatebni kosile")
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Polednice (segment "Polednice") (as Boleslav Polívka)
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Matka (segment "Polednice")
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Dornicka / Hata (segment "Zlatny kolovrat")
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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 Len Massaar

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Stokrát jsem te prosila
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A superb dark and beautiful collection of Czech Fairy tales
27 December 2000 | by (Alaska) – See all my reviews

Kytice (The Bouquet or Garland) is an exquisitely beautiful compendium of Czech fairy tales in an mature mode. These is not fairy tales ala Disney. Rather this is 'Marchen', the serious mythopoeic stuff. These are fairy tales with a very dark brooding Eastern European flavour. I happened to fall upon this by accident in Prague in December of 2000. I did not understand the dialogue since I do not speak Czech. But then again I really didn't need to. The images were absolutely stunning. The film is a collection of seven stories loosely bolted together with an over riding theme. Visually I was reminded on "A Company of Wolves" or even "Immoral Tales", the blending of the genuinely erotic with a very dark undercurrent of death and fate were however quite beautiful. The stunning visuals did not need American special effects (and predictability) to convey absolutely unforgettable images. I recommend this with the highest and richest enthusiasm. Hunt this down. On a trip to Europe if need be. And, if you can, bother some distributors to translate this and get it out to the English speaking world.

I won't spoil the plot anymore... you must see it for your self.

Gulag.


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