Jan Svankmajer – Dimensions of Dialogue (1983)

 Jan Svankmajer   Dimensions of Dialogue (1983)

29f7c043f76a2bde437fd0d52a185152 Jan Svankmajer   Dimensions of Dialogue (1983)

A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. ‘Factual Discussion’ depicts three heads (made up of fruit, kitchen utensils and writing implements respectively) endlessly devouring and regurgitating each other. ‘Passionate Discourse’ shows two clay figures romantically intertwined, and the problems with dealing with the end product of their passion, while ‘Exhaustive Discussion’ shows two animated heads playing a bizarre variant of the old scissors-paper-stone game. Continue reading

Frantisek Vlácil – Adelheid (1970)

421b5e Frantisek Vlácil   Adelheid (1970)

29f7c043f76a2bde437fd0d52a185152 Frantisek Vlácil   Adelheid (1970)

The first colour film by Czech master director František Vlácil ADELHEID is an emotional tale of two lovers trapped in the march of history.

In the aftermath of WWII, a Czech airman returns home from his tour of duty with the British RAF, intending to claim a German factory located in the Sudetenland along the Czech-German border. There he meets the beautiful Adelheid, the former owner’s daughter who once lived in the estate but is now reduced to servitude. The Czech airman falls in love with Adelheid, but lingering resentment and bitter political strife stand in the way of their happiness. (-Second Run) Continue reading

Wiktor Grodecki – Mandragora (1997)

 Wiktor Grodecki   Mandragora (1997)

thgc Wiktor Grodecki   Mandragora (1997)

Synopsis:

Marek is a 16-year-old from a provicial village who runs away to Prague when he begins to fail at school. He mugged shortly after arriving in the city and is rescued by Honza with the promise of work. Marek is taken to an apartment, drugged, and becomes a male prostitute. He is a bit smarter that his collegues and teams up with a friend, David, in order to go after bigger scores–to cash in and get out. They manage to stash away a bit of money, but when it comes time to return home, Marek loses his nerve and is soon back in the city. Continue reading

Zbynek Brynych – Já, spravedlnost Aka I, Justice Aka Als Hitler den Krieg überlebte (1967)

 Zbynek Brynych – Já, spravedlnost Aka I, Justice Aka Als Hitler den Krieg überlebte (1967)

thgc Zbynek Brynych – Já, spravedlnost Aka I, Justice Aka Als Hitler den Krieg überlebte (1967)

From wiki

I, Justice (Czech: Já, spravedlnost; German: Als Hitler den Krieg überlebte [If Hitler Would Have Survived the War]) is a 1968 Czechoslovak psychological thriller, directed by Zbyněk Brynych.
At 1946, during the Nuremberg Trials, the Czecholsovak physician Doctor Heřman is abducted by a mysterious organization. To his horror, Heřman discovers that he is to treat Adolf Hitler, whose suicide in 1945 was faked. Hitler now lives in an isolated sanatorium in Germany, surrounded by his ostensibly loyal followers, a group of former high-ranking Nazis. But those men blame him for Germany’s defeat and destruction, and have decided that a single death is not satisfactory punishment for Hitler. Rather, he is made to believe that the Second World War is still being fought.. Continue reading

Agnieszka Holland – Hori­ci ker AKA Burning Bush (2013)

 Agnieszka Holland   Hori­ci ker AKA Burning Bush (2013)

thgc Agnieszka Holland   Hori­ci ker AKA Burning Bush (2013)

Burning Bush is a three-part mini-series created for HBO by world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland. Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1969. Dagmar Buresová, a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Jan’s family in a trial against the communist government, a regime which tried to dishonour Palach’s sacrifice, a heroic action for the freedom of Czechoslovakia.
( HBO Europe)
Continue reading

pixel Agnieszka Holland   Hori­ci ker AKA Burning Bush (2013)