Marketa Lazarova

(Frantisek Vlacil, 1967). Frantisek Vlacil’s atmospheric, symbol-charged medieval epic—a wide-screen black-and-white feast for the eyes—has been compared to Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone, as well as Tarkovsky’s near-contemporaneous Andrei Rublev. All but unknown here, it was years in the making and is justly considered a national masterpiece by the Czechs.
Mon., June 29, 7:30 p.m., 2009

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