Marketa Lazarová


Dir. František Vláčil (1967).
František Vláčil’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.

Wed., Feb. 2, 6 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 5, 8 p.m., 2011

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 26, 2011

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