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Jan 16, 2017 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Such Is Life

The New York Jewish Film Festival presents Carl Junghans’s naturalistic portrait of working-class Prague, Such Is Life (Takový je život).


The film captures the tragic story of an aging laundress whose drudgery and toil support a licentious and abusive alcoholic husband. A psychological drama with social themes, it draws from Émile Zola’s novel The Kill, and took a progressive approach to montage, with emphasis on the symbolic power of close-ups. The international cast includes Valeska Gert, typically uninhibited in a featured role as the provocative waitress who takes up with the movie’s loutish protagonist. This new digital restoration features an electronic musical score by Czech musician Jan Burian.

Introduction by J. Hoberman, film critic and author.

Tickets: $14; $11 Students and Seniors (62+); $9 Film Society and Jewish Museum Members (with proof of membership)

 Purchase tickets online or in person at the Film Society's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and Walter Reade Theater box offices (144 & 165 West 65th Street). 




Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street


Jan 16, 2017 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM


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