Film

Ceiling + A Bagful of Fleas + Automat Svět

 
 
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
  • 7PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 110min
LANGUAGE: In Czech with English subtitles
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
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Ceiling

Dir. Věra Chytilová
1962, 42min, DCP

 

Informed by the director’s experiences working as a fashion model, Chytilová’s remarkably assured graduation film—which she was able to make only by duping state censors with a phony script—mixes vérité observation and New Wave stylistic experimentation to depict the everyday life of a model, the ways in which her body is commodified by the industry, and the alienation she feels.

 
A Bagful of Fleas

Dir. Věra Chytilová
1962, 43min, DCP

 

The themes of anarchy and individualism that run through Chytilová’s work begin here, an almost docu-realist look at women finding freedom and joy amid the rigid conformity of life in a communal factory dormitory.

 
 
 
Automat Svět (from Pearls of the Deep)

Dir. Věra Chytilová
1966, 20min

 

Awash in hypnotically surreal images, Chytilová’s contribution to an anthology film based on stories by renowned Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal concerns a wedding celebration interrupted by death.

 
 
 
 
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