Film

Panelstory

 
 
Sat, Apr 13, 2019
  • 4:15PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 96min
FORMAT: DCP
LANGUAGE: In Czech with English subtitles
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
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Directed by Věra Chytilová | 1980

With Lukáš Bech, Antonín Vaňha, Eva Kačírková

One of the unsung masterpieces of Chytilová’s still largely obscure post-60s career, this stingingly satiric yet deeply human tragicomedy surveys the everyday absurdity of existence in a ramshackle, perpetually-under-construction prefab housing complex: a monument to Communist idealism that, in its forlorn shoddiness, becomes a symbol of its failings. Blending slapstick gags with a jagged vérité visual style, Chytilová fashions a devastatingly funny portrait of life in a (literally) crumbling society.

 
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