Archive cinema - January 2018

Priatelia archívneho filmu,

chceme vám na tomto mieste v prvom rade popriať šťastný nový rok 2018, zaželať vám veľa zdravia a úspechov a čo najviac cinefilských zážitkov, z ktorých vám, pevne dúfame, aspoň časť sprostredkujeme.

Do nového roka vstupujeme vo FILMOTÉKE pripomenutím 25. výročia vzniku Slovenskej republiky (1. január 1993). Ako vyzeral distribučný rok 1993 z pohľadu slovenskej kinematografie? Na túto otázku kladie odpoveď cyklus Kino 1993. Zaradili sme doň tri slovenské filmy, ktoré boli do kín pôvodne uvedené v priebehu roka 1993 (v poradí podľa dátumu pôvodnej distribučnej premiéry). Uvidíte Pozemský nepokoj Eduarda Grečnera,  Všetko čo mám rád Martina Šulíka a Fontánu pre Zuzanu 2 Dušana Rapoša. Nechceme vzbudzovať lacné nostalgické city za uplynulými časmi, skôr chceme pripomenúť to, čo sa premietalo na plátnach našich kín v čase zásadných politicko-historických udalostí. Za poskytnutie a overenie informácií nápomocných pri zostavovaní tohto cyklu ďakujeme Mirovi Ulmanovi z Audiovizuálneho informačného centra Slovenského filmového ústavu.

V januári si pripomenieme 100. výročie narodenia a 50. výročie úmrtia slovenského dramatika, scenáristu a režiséra Leopolda Laholu (30. 1. 1918 – 12. 1. 1968) projekciami dvoch filmov, na ktorých sa podieľal. Uvedieme Sladký čas Kalimagdory (počas dokončovacích prác na filme Lahola umrel), adaptáciu románu Jana Weissa Spáč ve zvěrokruhu a tiež film Vlčie diery Paľa Bielika, na ktorého scenári Lahola spolupracoval. Pásmom dokumentárnych, reportážnych a experimentálne ladených filmov Výročia: Ivan Húšťava si pripomenieme aj 80. narodeniny režiséra Ivana Húšťavu (11. 1. 1938). Pri príležitosti 120. výročia narodenia jedného z najvýznamnejších predstaviteľov tzv. ruskej montážnej školy Sergeja Michajloviča Ejzenštejna (23. 1. 1898) sme do programu zaradili podvratný a provokatívny film Petera Greenawaya Ejzenštejn v Guanajuate, ktorý Ejzenštejna vykresľuje ako značne výstredného, no mimoriadne talentovaného umelca – génia. Greenaway sleduje Ejzenštejna v roku 1931 v Mexiku, počas jeho snáh nakrútiť film Nech žije Mexiko!

Cyklus Kraťasy z archívu bude v priebehu celého roka 2018 sledovať životný cyklus spoločnosti pred rokom 1990, konkrétne od 40. do konca 80. rokov. Počas roka vás čaká desať blokov krátkometrážnych dokumentárnych a spravodajských filmov pod hlavičkou Kino Čas (pôvodné kino ČAS sídlilo v „Palacke“ na Poštovej ulici a celý deň premietalo krátkometrážne spravodajské, populárno-vedecké a dokumentárne filmy a grotesky). Celoročný cyklus Kraťasy z archívu: Kino Čas zostavila a jednotlivé projekcie bude lektorsky uvádzať filmová historička Eva Filová. 

20. októbra minulého roku sme si pripomenuli 100. výročie narodenia významného francúzskeho režiséra Jeana-Pierra Melvilla. Pri tejto príležitosti sme do programu zaradili výberovú retrospektívu Pocta: Jean-Pierre Melville. V rámci nej uvedieme jeho šesť dlhometrážnych filmov a jeden krátkometrážny film. Retrospektívu by sme mohli pomyselne rozdeliť na dve hlavné časti: v jednej figuruje trojica filmov, v ktorých Melville narába s tematickými, štylistickými a predovšetkým atmosférotvornými motívmi filmu noir (Bob hazardér, Udavač, Osudový kruh), v druhej nájdete filmy, ktorých dej sa odohráva počas nemeckej okupácie Francúzska za druhej svetovej vojny (Mlčanie mora, Kňaz Léon Morin, Armáda tieňov). Retrospektívu pri príležitosti Melvillovej storočnice uvádzame v spolupráci s Francúzskym inštitútom v Paríži.

V rámci cyklu Filmová hudba sa muzikológ Jozef Červenka zameral tentoraz na tvorbu Jana Klusáka. Červenka vybral do programu omnibusový novovlnový projekt Perličky na dně, ktorý spojil do jednej kolekcie krátke filmy Jiřího Menzela, Jana Němca, Evalda Schorma, Věry Chytilovej a Jaromila Jireša a dva filmy Evalda Schorma – Farářův konec Psi a lidé. Okrem toho, že Klusák komponoval filmovú hudbu, v druhej polovici 60. a začiatkom 70. rokov sa predstavil aj ako herec vo viacerých filmoch režisérov novej vlny. Jedným z nich je aj film Jaromila Jireša Valerie a týden divů, adaptácia rovnomenného „čierneho románu“ českého básnika Vítězslava Nezvala, svojho času vedúcej osobnosti českého surrealizmu. Klusák stvárnil vo filme postavu misionára Graciána, ktorého úmysly, ako sa dozvedáme, nie sú práve z radu tých najpočestnejších... Jirešovu adaptáciu Valerie uvádzame tento mesiac v rámci cyklu Double Bill spolu s francúzskym, stále pomerne „čerstvým“ filmom Raw debutujúcej režisérky Julie Ducournauovej. Oba tieto filmy rozprávajú o dospievaní dievčat, o období, keď sa z dievčaťa stáva žena. Oba sa pritom opierajú o aspekty sexuality, živočíšnosti, pudovosti, a hoci sú ich deje zasadené do celkom iných kontextov a sú, pochopiteľne, odlišné aj žánrovo a štylisticky, spája ich práve motív „prebúdzania“ ženskosti (v rôznych podobách a polohách).

V januári vo FILMOTÉKE začíname s niekoľkomesačným cyklom Otec a syn, ktorý bude reflektovať tento – často komplikovaný – vzťah prostredníctvom pozoruhodných filmov. Cyklus odštartujeme projekciou talianskej neorealistickej klasiky Vittoria De Sicu Zlodeji bicyklov. Uvedieme aj dva filmy s Jamesom Deanom – Na východ od raja Eliu Kazana a Rebel bez príčiny Nicholasa Raya a tiež film Malé životné etudy Boba Rafelsona s Jackom Nicholsonom v hlavnej úlohe.

Aj v novom roku pokračujú pravidelné cykly. Výťah na popravisko, dlhometrážny debut Louisa Malla s Jeanne Moreauovou a soundtrackom od Milesa Davisa, je ďalším majstrovským dielom francúzskej kinematografie v našom programe (uvádzame v spolupráci s Francúzskym inštitútom na Slovensku). Profesor Rudolf Urc sa v rámci cyklu Očami filmových spravodajcov venuje roku 1968, no nie augustovým udalostiam, ale priebehu tzv. pražskej jari (a zmyslu idey „socializmu s ľudskou tvárou“) a poaugustovému životu spoločnosti. Rok 1968 sa tak zo zvolenej perspektívy ukazuje ako rok nádejí a ilúzií.

Priatelia, dúfame, že si z nášho januárového programu vyberiete. Dovidenia v prítmí kinosály! 

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Mortal Coil

Pozemský nepokoj; Eduard Grečner, 1993, versions: OR : slk

Classic English author David Herbert Lawrence is renowned for his provocative works of literature that unveil the innermost aspects of human existence, emotions and passions. An adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s novella The Fox from screenwriter/director Eduard Grečner, Earthly Disturbance tells the intimate, intoxicating tale of two women relationship with the same man. The remarkable ensemble cast is composed of Jana Nagyová, Marta Sládečková and Michal Gučík. Show more

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Everything I Love

Všetko čo mám rád; Martin Šulík, 1992, versions: OR

A poetic story of a middle-aged man who feels a need of a resolute change in his life full of vacillation and indifference. He is at a standstill. Unemployed and always fighting with his ex-wife he also has to take care of his teenager son and his aging parents need his help as well. It seems like the only way to escape this vicious circle is to go with the proposal of a young English woman - move to England with her. >sfd.sfu.sk Show more

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The Fountain For Suzanne II

Fontána pre Zuzanu 2; Dušan Rapoš, 1993, OV (sk) | filmotéka; Dušan Rapoš, 1993, versions: OR

A sequel to a successful musical film about young people from 1985. The main character Suzanne, now eight years older, is released from prison after being unfairly convicted. Rony, the person who got her in trouble in the past, is the only person welcoming her back. When she meets Juraj, a truck-driver and talented singer, she realizes she is given an opportunity to start a new life. This picture was the most popular Slovak film of the 1990s. Show more

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Sex, Lies, and Videotape; Steven Soderbergh, 1989, versions: CS

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything. >imdb.com Show more

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Solaris (2002)

Solaris; Steven Soderbergh, 2002, OV (ang.) + ST (cz) | filmotéka; Steven Soderbergh, 2002, versions: OR

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet. >imdb.com Show more

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The Witness

A Tanú; Péter Bacsó, 1969, OV (maď.) + ST (sk) | filmotéka; Péter Bacsó, 1969, versions: OR

Banned for over a decade for its outspoken criticism of the post-WWII communist regime in Hungary, Péter Bacsó's 'The Witness' has since then achieved unparalleled cult status in its native land. Known as the best satire about communism, 'The Witness' has become a cult classic, which was also well received by critics and general audiences alike when it was finally released outside of Hungary. Its candid and realistic portrayal of the incompetent communist regime has earned great acclaim for both the director and the film itself when it was shown at Cannes Film Festival in 1981. 'The Witness' takes place during the height of the Rákosi Era, which was closely modeled after the ruthless and brutal Stalin regime. The film follows the life of an ordinary dike keeper, József Pelikán, who has been caught for illegally slaughtering his pig, Dezsõ. Instead of doing hard time for his "heinous" crime, Pelikán is elevated into an important position, generally reserved for the communist elite. Of course, Pelikán is utterly clueless about his newfound luck, not to mention his new job. Even his new benefactor, the mysterious Comrade Virág, is reluctant to reveal the real reason behind Pelikán's preferential treatment. Thus, begins Pelikán's hilarious adventure deep within the "sophisticated" communist society. One failure after another the incompetent Pelikán is elevated higher and higher on the communist echelon, all the while remaining completely clueless about his promotions. Until one day, when he gets called for to return the "favour" by falsely testifying against his long-time friend in a mock-up show trial. Show more

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1968: A Year of Hope and Illusion

1968: rok nádejí a ilúzií; 1968, OV (sk); 1968, versions: OR

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Pearls of the Deep

Perličky na dně; rôzni, 1965, OV (cz, róm., ang.); Director: various, 1965, versions: OR

Set against the backdrop of a repressed Czechoslovakia, five non-related vignettes are presented, each showcasing the need and want for human connection. In "Mr. Baltazar's Death", a middle aged couple who are experts at mechanics, travel to a motorcycle race where they congregate with the masses on the section of the course where historically there has been the most action of the destructive kind. In "Imposters", two elderly hospital patients talk about their past professional glories as a journalist and light opera star respectively. Each man wants to hear about the other more than tell his own story for good reason. In "The House of Joy", two national insurance agents believe they have an easy sale when they visit an elderly goat farmer/amateur painter, who uses whatever surface as his canvass, and paints his life and his dreams. But the sale will not be as easy as the men first believe it will be. In "The Restaurant the World", a wedding reception is taking place in one part of a busy self-serve diner. The reception guests are oblivious to the sadness of real life taking place all around their small current vacuum of a world, with the bride determined to make the most of *her* night. And in "Romance", a working class lad, out on the town on his own, is mesmerized by a young Romani girl. Show more

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The End of a Priest

Farářův konec; Evald Schorm, 1968, OV (cz) | filmotéka; Evald Schorm, 1968, versions: OR

Besides Zločin v šantánu (Crime in the Nightclub), in 1968 the writer Josef Škvorecký also contributed to the bitter comedy Farářův konec (The End of a Priest) as the author of the original idea and screenwriter. Together with the director Evald Schorm, he created a story whose protagonist is an inept sexton, who decides to leave his job in a big church in the city. He sets off for a new life in a remote mountain village, where by coincidence people are desperately looking for a priest to administer the last rites to someone. At first, the sexton tries in vain not to be considered part of a “miracle,” but in the end he reconciles himself to the role of new spiritual pastor – and because he performs the job judiciously with an understanding of human weakness, the quirky villagers soon take him to their hearts. The local schoolmaster, who is propagating an atheist education in the spirt of communist ideas, is strongly averse to this. Until now, he had been the village community’s celebrity. The self-assuredness of “healthy reason,” which the manipulative and careerist schoolmaster crows about, stands against the faith of a simple man who has humbly taken a coveted task upon himself. The teacher tries to discredit this false priest of obvious moral authority. Ultimately, he denounces him and causes a tragic finale… In The End of a Priest, Evald Schorm used a “theatre” framework – just like he did in his subsequent film Den sedmý – osmá noc (The Seventh Day – the Eighth Night, 1969). Whereas in The End of a Priest, a group of fairground comedians presents the plot of a modern broadside ballad, it is again possible to see it as a Passion Play that is a parable about the Soviet occupation. In both instances, it concerns a variation on the fate of Jesus. Škvorecký’s idea, however, is based on a newspaper article from that time about a man who pretended to be a priest somewhere in the Eagle Mountains. The meaningful setting of the story is a Czech village in the 1950s which becomes an allegory for the totalitarian system. Vlastimil Brodský and Jan Libíček excel in the lead roles in Schorm’s masterpiece. Josef Škvorecký himself played the small role of a professor appearing on television. >filmovyprehled.cz Show more

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Dogs and People

Psi a lidé; Evald Schorm, 1971, OV (cz) | filmotéka; Evald Schorm, 1971, versions: OR

The onset of “normalisation” saw the shelving of the filmography of one of the most prominent writer-directors of the Czechoslovak New Wave, Evald Schorm (1931–1988). Schorm instead turned to a parade of television projects. These concluded in 1988 with the drama Vlastně se nic nestalo (Nothing Really Happened, AKA Killing with Kindness, 1988). The only exception is this short film project which Schorm took over after the original author, Vojtěch Jasný, emigrated. The story Nahý v trní (In a Sorry Plight) tells of a man whose carefree bathing in a river is ruined by a stray dog. In Hry lásky (Love Games) an amateur painter gets into difficulties because he worries too much about his schnauzer Rafik. In the third story, entitled Věrnost (Faithfulness), two friends’ rivalry ends with the death of a loyal, devoted pet... Although the three tales were written by Jasný, Schorm adapted them according to his authorial viewpoint. In these tales of the relations between people and dogs, he underscored themes of ordinary morality vainly fighting for survival in a world of human cruelty and ruthlessness. >filmovyprehled.cz Show more

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Valery’s Week Of Wonders

Valerie a týden divů; Jaromil Jireš, 1970, OV (cz) + AT | filmotéka; Jaromil Jireš, 1970, versions: OR

In 1970, director Jaromil Jireš transformed author Vítězslav Nezval’s gothic novel Valérie a týden divů (1932) into a poetic horror story, in what would prove to be one of the last “free” Czechoslovak New Wave features. Production and costume designer Ester Krumbachová served as co-writer along with Jireš. The main character in this dreamlike fantasy tale is a 13-year-old girl (aged 17 in the novel), whose tranquil life with her strict grandmother is transformed into a wondrous, but potentially dangerous adventure. A desire to uncover the secret of her own origins leads Valerie into a fantasy world inhabited by mysterious creatures and characters reflecting the real-world anxieties and wishes of the girl. Young Orlík tries to provide her with some brotherly protection. The outward kindness of Valerie’s pious grandmother is repeatedly challenged (a Skunk doubling as a constable who threatens Valerie was once her grandmother’s lover; the ostensibly old woman still yearns to be seduced by Gracián the missionary). Valerie’s grandmother, in her rejuvenated form, adds to the dangers facing the girl. However, the heroine eventually succeeds in overcoming numerous ominous situations to step forward into the future – now no longer as a child, but as a young woman… Jireš and Krumbachová’s fancy spectacle reflects the heavy erotic connotations stemming from Nezval’s original take on gothic novels (both the Weasel and the perverse priest are after Valerie’s virginity, and her relationship with brother Orlík is also not entirely free of sexual undertones). The screenwriter’s opulent fantasy, together with Jan Čuřík’s brilliant and colourful camerawork, create a strikingly beautiful, but unsettling world. Jaroslava Schallerová, 13 at the time, stars as Valerie. Featured in the cast is Robert Nezval, the illegitimate son of author Vítězslav Nezval, in the small role of a drummer. The son committed suicide shortly after the film was completed. >filmovyprehled.cz Show more

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Grave

Grave; Julia Ducournau, 2016, OV (fran.) + ST (cz) | filmotéka; Julia Ducournau, 2016, versions: OR

When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. Be2Can Show more

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The Sweet Time Of Kalimagdora

Sladký čas Kalimagdory; Leopold Lahola, 1968, versions: OR : slk

This lyrical and picturesque fable is about a man living not according to the running of time but following the turning of seasons in nature. In the spring he is almost like a child, in the summer he matures into a man, in autumn he little by little loses inner energy and the winter he spends sleeping in an abandoned bungalow. >sfd.sfu.sk Show more

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Wolves' Lairs

Vlčie diery; Paľo Bielik, 1948, versions: OR : ces, deu, fra, rus, slk

This drama from the times of Slovak National Uprising is situated in a small Slovak village. It is the tragical story of a widow and her four sons who fight alongside the partisans against the German occupants. Show more

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Jubilee: Ivan Húšťava

Výročia: Ivan Húšťava; 1961 – 1971, OV (sk) | filmotéka; Ivan Húšťava, versions: OR

Slovak documentary shorts. Show more

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The Silence of the Sea + short film: A Day in the Life of a Clown | Homage: Jean-Pierre Melv

Le Silence de la mer; Jean-Pierre Melville, 1949, OV (franc.) + AT | Pocta: Jean-Pierre Melville ; Jean-Pierre Melville, 1949, versions: OR

1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents, the Nazis commandeer a house for one of their officers, Lt. Werner von Ebrennac, to live in for as long as he is in the area on Nazi business. As a figurative and literal silent protest against the Nazis and the officer, the uncle and niece do whatever is required of them while the officer is in their house, however they do not acknowledge his presence, living largely in silence whenever he is around. The officer treats the housing situation with care, like he is a guest. Although not a nightly occurrence, the officer begins an evening routine with his reluctant hosts: in his civilian clothes, he knocks on the door of the room in which they have convened for the evening, walking in shortly thereafter knowing that no acknowledgment will be made for him to enter, he visits with them for no more than five minutes before he bids them a good evening as he exits. During these visits, he speaks reverently about, among other things, culture - music and literature in particular as he is a composer and musician - his national pride, his love of France, and what he hopes will emerge from the war, namely a strong and free France, stronger than it was before the war, and the marriage between the French and German cultures which will enrich the lives of all Europeans. All the while, he makes no expectations from them, either to listen, or to answer if they are indeed listening. At the end of what ends up being his six month stay at the house, he does end up having a profound effect on the uncle and niece, despite that effect being largely unacknowledged, as his stay in France has a profound effect on him, opening up his eyes to the reality of the war based largely on his first ever visit into Paris. Short film: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CLOWN r. Jean-Pierre Melville * France* 1946 * 18‘ * OV (french) + ES A day in the life of Beby the clown. Filmed between shows at Circus Medrano, at home and in the streets of Paris, with his faithful partner and friend the clown Maïss. Legend: OV - original version ES - english subtitles Show more

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A Year In The Countryside

Rok na dedine; Martin Ťapák, Karol L. Zachar, 1967, OV (sk) | filmotéka; Martin Ťapák, Karol L. Zachar, 1967, versions: OR

A mosaic of tradition, music, songs and dances of the Slovaks in the course of the four seasons of the years; it is a picture of the Slovak folklore reflecting the way people mourned or celebrated, and how they lived for or buried their hopes. >sfd.sfu.sk Show more

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Bob the Gambler | Homage: Jean-Pierre Melville

Bob le flambeur; Jean-Pierre Melville, 1956, OV (franc.) + AT | Pocta: Jean-Pierre Melville ; Jean-Pierre Melville, 1956, versions: OR

In Paris' Montmartre district, everyone knows Bob, a well-dressed compulsive gambler. He's generous, moralistic, drives a two-toned convertible coupe, lives in a swank apartment, and has the respect of the police. But he's on a losing streak, and even when he hits it big at the track, he loses at the Deauville casino. When he learns that the casino keeps a fortune on Grand Prix weekend, he plots a robbery. Subplots trace a seemingly innocent coquette's social climb and the greed of a croupier's wife who betrays the thieves. >imdb.com Show more

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A Case For The Defence Attorney

Prípad pre obhajcu; Martin Hollý, 1964, versions: OR : slk

A psychological drama about seeking truth and applying the law. Defence attorney Kolár is investigating the case of a raped and murdered 14-year-old girl. According to the discrepancies and contradictions in the files of evidence he wants to clear from the accusation and save from the possibly following inprisonment the fifteen-year-old suspect. >sfd.sfu.sk Show more

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Elevator to the Gallows

Ascenseur pour l’échafaud; Louis Malle, 1957, OV (franc.) + AT | filmotéka; Louis Malle, 1957, versions: OR

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events. >imdb.com Show more

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Heart On A Rope

Srdce na lane; Otakar Krivánek, 1973, OV (sk) | filmotéka; Otakar Krivánek, 1973, versions: OR

A psychological drama of two 12-year-old boys growing up in different backgrounds in Bratislava and their devoted friendship. Their parents constantly busy with their jobs, do not have enough time for the raising of their own children thus creating emotional barriers in the relationship with their children. >sfd.sfu.sk Show more

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Cinema Time I: How we were constituted

Kino Čas I: Ako sme sa konštituovali; rôzni, 1948 – 1990, OV (sk) | filmotéka; Director: various, versions: OR

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Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Eisenstein in Guanajuato; Peter Greenaway, 2015, versions: OR , CS : eng, spa

The ten days that shook Eisenstein,” thus the legendary Soviet director describes his adventure in Mexico, in the cinematic retelling by the contemporary classic Peter Greenaway. In the 1930s, the already world-renowned filmmaker Eisenstein arrives in Mexico to shoot his opus, but his plans are complicated by conservative Hollywood investors, a restricted travel visa, threats of kidnapping or a forced return to the USSR, and most of all, by the relationship he develops with his local guide. The film mixes an explicit comedy with cinephile masturbation, history and imagination, a story of forbidden love as well as a parable about sex and death. The visually opulent work is an impressive cascade of allusions to film history, explorations of physicality and philosophy ruled by the enchantingly energetic Elmer Bäck, playing Eisenstein with impossibly ruffled hair, the visionary to whom the film bows. Since its premiere at Berlinale, it has gathered rave reviews by critics and audiences alike. Show more

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Léon Morin, Priest | Homage: Jean-Pierre Melville

Léon Morin, prêtre; Jean-Pierre Melville, 1961, OV (franc.) + AT; Jean-Pierre Melville, 1961, versions: OR

In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard while walking to her job. Barny lives with her daughter and works correcting tests and feels a great attraction toward her boss Sabine. When the Germans arrive, Barny sends her half-Jewish daughter to live in a farm in the countryside and finds that Sabine's brother has been arrested and sent to a concentration camp. The atheist Barny decides to baptize her daughter to protect her and chooses priest Léon Morin to discuss with him themes related to religion and Catholicism and Léon lends books to her. Barny converts to the Catholicism and becomes closer to Léon, feeling an unrequited desire for him. >imdb.com Show more

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Bicycle Thieves

Ladri di biciclette; Vittorio De Sica, 1948, versions: OR , CS : ita

In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. >imdb.com Show more

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The Finger Man | Homage: Jean-Pierre Melville

Le Doulos; Jean-Pierre Melville, 1962, OV (franc.) + AT; Jean-Pierre Melville, 1962, versions: OR

Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in. He is also preparing a house-breaking, and his friend Silien brings him the needed equipment. But Silien is a police informer ... A movie whose "all characters are two-faced, all characters are false", according to director Jean-Pierre Melville. >imdb.com Show more

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East of Eden; Elia Kazan, 1955, OV (ang.) + ST (sk) | filmotéka; Elia Kazan, 1955, versions: OR

A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend. >imdb.com Show more

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Rebel without a Cause

Rebel without a Cause; Nicholas Ray, 1955, OV (ang.) + ST (cz); Nicholas Ray, 1955, versions: OR

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. >imdb.com Show more

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The Army of Shadows | Homage: Jean-Pierre Melville

L’Armée des ombres; Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969, versions: OR , ES : fra

In 1942, French engineer and Resistant cell leader Philippe Gerbier is arrested and sent to a concentration camp. He manages to escape, and together with Felix Lepercq and Resistance hit-man Claude "The Mask" Ullmann, they kidnap the traitor that gave him away to the Germans and execute him. Gerbier travels to London to discuss Allied logistical support for the Resistance; meanwhile, Felix is captured by the Germans and tortured. Resistance members Mathilde, Guillaume "Bison" Vermersch, and the Mask try unsuccessfully to rescue him. But Jean François Jardie, brother of Resistance commandant Luc Jardie, sacrifices himself to deliver a cyanide pill to Felix in prison. As the months go by the organization continues its clandestine operations until the day a captured member, tortured by the Germans, becomes a threat to the mission. He will have to be assassinated. >imdb.com Photo source : © Studio Canal Show more

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Five Easy Pieces

Five Easy Pieces; Bob Rafelson, 1970, versions: OR , SS : eng

A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest. Show more

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The Red Circle | Homage: Jean-Pierre Melville

Le Cerle rouge; Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970, OV (franc.) + AT; Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970, versions: OR

On the eve of his release after five years imprisoned, the thief Corey is contacted by one guard of the prison that offers him a jewelry heist. However Corey seeks out his former boss Rico and steals money from him. Rico sends two gangsters to hunt Corey down and retrieve the stolen amount. Meanwhile the criminal Vogel is transported by train by the Police Officer Mattei and succeeds to escape. Corey drives from Marseille to Paris and Vogel hides in the trunk of his car. Corey finds him but does not object to ride Vogel to Paris hidden in the trunk. When the gangsters sent by Rico cut in Corey's car, Vogel saves him from the criminals, but Corey loses the money. Without money, Corey decides to heist the jewelry with Vogel and invites the former police detective Jansen to team-up with them. The trio executes a perfect heist but Rico is seeking revenge and Mattei is an unethical but efficient police officer capable to use any means to resolve the case. >imdb.com Show more

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