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Feb 10, 2015 7:00 PM

The Shop on Main Street

Tuesday Film Club. The Shop on Main Street, Directed by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos.


Screenig of this film is a part of the multimedia project "Shoah in Us" - more info here

The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze), Directed by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos, 1965, 128 min., English subtitles
Set in a small town in Slovakia during World War II, The Shop on Main Street (also known as The Shop on High Street) is a poignant story that focuses on an individual’s responsibility to fight prejudice and oppression. A law prohibiting Jews from owning businesses provides the opportunity for Tono (Josef Kroner), a hapless carpenter, to take possession of a button shop formerly run by Rozálie Lautmanová (Ida Kaminska), an elderly, deaf Jewish woman. Their relationship grows from one of begrudging tolerance to a gentle, protective love. The movie’s emphasis on serious moral, ethical, and social concerns, its juxtaposition of comedy with tragedy, and its utilization of fantastic or surreal elements mark it as a cornerstone of the movement known as the Czech New Wave. It was the first film from Eastern Europe to be awarded an Oscar. Although shown in Europe in 1965, the film was released in Los Angeles the following year, making it eligible for nominations in other categories in the 1966 Academy Awards; Kaminska was then nominated as best actress for her sensitive performance.

Free admission.
First-come, first-served.


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Feb 10, 2015 7:00 PM


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