Feb 28, 2014 - Mar 6, 2014
Film screening at BAM, Brooklyn.
Directed by Frantisek Vlacil | 1967
Frantisek Vlacil’s atmospheric, symbol-charged medieval epic is a wide-screen
black-and-white feast for the eyes.”
—J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
One of the crowning achievements of Czech cinema is this epic celluloid hallucination of savagery and mysticism in the Middle Ages. Centered around a violent feud between two 13th-century pagan clans, Marketa Lazarova is a riddle that’s not to be cracked (at least not on first viewing). Featuring a hypnotic dreamscape—hooded figures wandering through stark, barren landscapes and black wolves prowling virgin snow—and set to a thunderous, primordial soundtrack of clanging bells and liturgical chanting, the film’s lustrous, monochrome ’Scope cinematography gleams anew in this freshly struck 35mm print. A Janus Films release.
In Czech with English subtitles
More info: http://www.bam.org/MarketaLazarova
BAM Rose Cinemas, Brooklyn
From: Feb 28, 2014
To: Mar 6, 2014