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Nov 29, 2013 - Dec 3, 2013

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema 2013

Czech films featured at a festival of new Romanian cinema organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Romanian Film Initiative.

Film as propaganda tool. Filmmaking as metabolic process. Throw in a triple dose of Transylvanian flavor from a popular series of Red Westerns; the complete works of one of The New York Times’ 20 Directors to Watch, Corneliu Porumboiu; Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear award winner Child’s Pose; and the World Premiere of Closer to the Moon; and you’ll have the 8th edition of Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema.

Co-presented with the Romanian Film Initiative and in collaboration with Transilvania International Film Festival. This year's festival continues at the Jacob Burns Film Center, December 5 – 10.

More info and program http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/making-waves-new-romanian-cinema-2013

Larks on a String
Skrivánci na niti | Jiri Menzel, 1969
Czechoslovakia | Format: 35mm | 100 minutes

Jiri Menzel's (Closely Watched Trains, 1966) absurdist satire of authoritarian reeducation manages to combine political critique with audacious celebrations of liberation. While filmed during the Prague Spring of 1968, which saw a loosening of authoritarian controls over Czechoslovakian citizens, by the time of the film's completion the Soviet Union had invaded the nation.

The Sun in a Net
Slnko v sieti | Stefan Uher, 1962
Czechoslovakia | Format: 35mm | 90 minutes

Preceding the mid-60s vanguard known as the Czech New Wave, the second film by Slovakian director Stefan Uher did much to push the boundaries of acceptable Socialist Realism. The episodic narrative follows Fajolo (Marian Bielik) and Bela (Jana Belakova), a casual teenage couple at the end of the school year. As Fajolo heads to a mandatory work-camp for the summer, Bela grapples with the claustrophobia of her tense family life. As their lives overlap despite their separation, an existential portrait of this particular time begins to emerge.

Part of Special Program: Creative Freedom Through Cinema
Making Waves continues its special program about the relationship between arts and politics, focusing on film as a propaganda tool and inviting the Czech Republic and Slovakia to join in the conversation. Special screenings of landmark films by Dan Pita, Mircea Veroiu, Stefan Uher and Jiri Menzel will be accompanied by a panel. Presented in partnership with the Romanian National Film Center, Czech Center New York and the Slovak Film Institute, with the leading support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding.




The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center Plazan NYC


From: Nov 29, 2013
To: Dec 3, 2013


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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