Dir. Frantiek Vláčil (1967).
Frantiek Vláčils atmospheric, symbol-charged medieval epica wide-screen black-and-white feast for the eyeshas been compared to Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone, as well as Tarkovskys near-contemporaneous Andrei Rublev. All but unknown here, it was years in the making and is justly considered a national masterpiece by the Czechs.
Wed., Feb. 2, 6 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 5, 8 p.m., 2011