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Program

Mar 28, 2017 7:00 PM

FRUIT OF PARADISE

FILM SERIES: CZECH WOMEN BEHIND THE CAMERA

 


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DIRECTOR VĚRA CHYTILOVÁ & WRITER ESTER KRUMBACHOVÁ
MARCH 28, 7PM in the Cinema
1970, 99 min, Czechoslovakia 

An experimental, symbolic retelling of the story of the garden of Eden. The film follows Eva’s relationship with two men after she bites into forbidden fruit at a gorgeous garden retreat. This avant-garde drama film was entered into the 1970 Cannes Film Festival. This was Chytilová's last film before she was placed on an eight-year ban by the Czechoslovak Government.

Chytilová won the experimental film award at Chicago in 1970 for this visual work that harnesses photography and music for an allegory. Playing with expectations around genre and gender, the director offers an offbeat fable of attraction. As her protagonist falls for a serial killer, biblical references become explicit and the search for truth is as vigorously present as desire.

This film is presented in the film series 
CZECH WOMEN BEHIND THE CAMERA

highlighting extraordinary filmmaking by Czech women in the 1960's and 70's.

Other screenings in this series:
Daisies         March 21, 7PM
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders  March 23, 7PM
Squandered Sunday  March 30, 7PM 

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Please arrive at least five minutes prior to showtime. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons at that time.
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Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Mar 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center


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