Next screening: Ostre sledované vlaky (1966) – Closely Observed Trains

Director: Jirí Menzel

Screenplay: Bohumil Hrabal

Cast: Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vladimír Vaenta, Jitka Bendová, Alois Vachek

This winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film (1968) explores the analogies between political and sexual awakening with much humor and authenticity. Also, it poses delicate questions about the interrelatedness of  “great history” – mayor historical events and crucial turning points –  and “small histories” – personal (hi)stories during mayor historical events and crucial turning points. Plus, the unforgettable suggestion for alternative use of rubber stamps…

Here is the trailer:

And two reviews:

http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/cteq/02/23/closely_observed.html

http://www.socialistfilms.org/2006/08/closely-observed-trains-czechoslovakia.html

Screening will take place Friday, December 5th, 6 P.M.

Attention!!!Change of location: HANAK ROOM (Nádor 11. #201)!

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