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Vera Chytilová – Pytel blech AKA A Bagful of Fleas (1962)

Restored beautifully from a new 2k print, A Bagful of Fleas [Pytel Blech] is a pseudo documentary focussing on young female workers at a textile factory. Jana rebels against the regime within the workplace and is the anathema of a model worker, but her stealing, sneaking and general avoidance of work sets the rest of the dormitory against her. The use of a new girl Eva as the camera point-of-view is a brilliant move and makes it feel fresh and captivating. Read More »