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Nov 22, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Larks on a String

Film Club - Films from the Safe. Free admission.

Larks on a String (Skřivánci na niti)
Directed by Jiri Menzel, 1969, 7pm
In Czech with English subtitles

Larks on a String is a 1969 film film directed by Jiri Menzel. It tells the stories of various characters considered 'bourgeois' by the Czech government in the 1950s, , a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who have been forced to work in a junkyard for the purposes of  're-education'.
The movie was filmed in 1969, but was banned by the Czech government. It saw release in 1990 after the fall of the Communist regime.

It won the Golden Bear at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival.

Jiří Menzel  is a Czech film director and screenwriter. His films often combine a humanistic view of the world with sarcasm and provocative cinematography. Some of these films are adapted from works by Czech writers such as  Bohumil Hrabal and Vladislav Vancura..

He became famous in 1967, when his first feature film, Closely Watched Trains,  won the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film. 

Menzel was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film again in 1986 with his dark comedy My Sweet Little Village . In 1987, he was a member of the jury at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival.


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Nov 22, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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