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Feb 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Journey - Portrait of Věra Chytilová

In honor of Věra Chytilová, famed Czech new wave film director, who would have turned 90 on February 2nd.


7PM in the Cinema

Director: Jasmina Blaževič, 2004, 52 min, Czech Republic.
In Czech with English subtitles.

A 52-minute long documentary film about Věra Chytilová, a prominent Czech director and a creative force of the Czechoslovak New Wave in the 1960s. “Striving, with or without success… that is the pathos of the human existence” – Chytilová talks about her life endeavour, the rises and falls, the losts and founds and primarily, about creativity. 

In the movie the 74-year-old director is respected as a seminal director in the history of Czech film, though she is yet to attain true happiness. At first glance her life seems perfect. She has been successful at everything she has touched: she made films and had the strength to stand up to the Communist malevolence. Many of her films are considered gems of world cinema and have taken corresponding awards. At one time she seemed content in her personal life as well: she married a fine man, a renowned director of photography, and they had two kids, a lovely house and garden, cats and a dog, everything to make a home. In spite of this, when she looks back, it's difficult for her to find meaning in her long and productive life...

Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to the event. 

Empty seats will be released to standby patrons after that time.


Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Feb 5, 2019 7:00 PM


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