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Feb 28, 2014 - Mar 6, 2014

Marketa Lazarova

Film screening at BAM, Brooklyn.



Marketa Lazarova
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


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