My Sweet Little Village (Vesnicko má stredisková)

My Sweet Little Village (Vesnicko má stredisková) Czechoslovakia (1985) Dir. Jirí Menzel It’s fair to say that the humour of central European countries is rather esoteric and very much an acquired taste to the point of being mostly arcane for the rest of us. Topping that list must be Czechoslovakia aka Czech Republic, noted for … Continue reading My Sweet Little Village (Vesnicko má stredisková)

The White Dove (Holubice) / Joseph Kilian (Postava k podpírání)

The White Dove (Holubice) / Joseph Kilian (Postava k podpírání) Czechoslovakia (1960/1963) Dirs. Frantisek Vlácil / Pavel Jurácek & Jan Schmidt We have a special offer for you today - two reviews for the price of one! This is because the Second Run label have coupled two films from the early days of the Czech … Continue reading The White Dove (Holubice) / Joseph Kilian (Postava k podpírání)

Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (Valerie a týden divu)

Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (Valerie a týden divu) Czechoslovakia (1970) Dir. Jaromil Jires Forgive me for stealing an opening line from an Elvis Costello song but I just don’t know where to begin… Coming of age stories in film have resulted in some unique and esoteric interpretations depending on the country the film … Continue reading Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (Valerie a týden divu)