Dir. Karel Kachyna (1970).
Opening with a ritual nod to Franz Kafka, this dankly atmospheric dark comedy, made in People’s Czechoslovakia and long banned, is a sort of political version of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, placing a stridently unhappy marriage in the context of Stalin-era paranoia: Panic mounts to an ironic punch line.
Tue., Nov. 8, 7 p.m., 2011
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