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85 Birds, Orphans and Fools

#1 Post by MichaelB » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:29 am

Juraj Jakubisko's 1969 film confirmed as an upcoming Second Run DVD in their latest newsletter, as part of their Slovak collection.

More details when I get them.

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#2 Post by charal » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:37 pm

I wonder if Jakubisko's earlier film CHRISTS YEAR'S / PRIME OF LIFE (a film remastered for the Slovak Institute box set) will also be slated for a SR release.

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#3 Post by Bikey » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:30 pm

Screening TONIGHT at 8.40pm at Riverside Studios Hammermith!

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#4 Post by charal » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:19 pm

Amazon preorder for June 23 (same day as Robbe-Grillet).

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#5 Post by antnield » Wed May 28, 2014 1:46 pm

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#6 Post by MichaelB » Wed May 28, 2014 2:33 pm

Superb! That's one of their best in ages, and it sums up the film as well as any single image can.

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#7 Post by Bikey » Wed May 28, 2014 3:00 pm

Thanks Michael

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#8 Post by Kauno » Wed May 28, 2014 3:06 pm

No one would leave knives, guns or axes on the tree.

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#9 Post by MichaelB » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:41 am

What an astonishing rediscovery Juraj Jakubisko’s Birds, Orphans and Fools is!

(The Arts Desk)

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#10 Post by Bikey » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:36 am

"Filled with dazzling, hallucinatory images but suppressed until the Velvet Revolution unlocked the vaults, this is another extraordinary rediscovery of Slovak cinema"
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#11 Post by Bikey » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:19 pm

Full details now up at our website

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#12 Post by feihong » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:27 am

I'm getting excited about this one! The Slovakian disc is non-anamorphic, so the upgrade will probably be quite worth it. this movie left quite an impression on me both times I have watched it.

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#13 Post by Bikey » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:02 am

Reviewed by David Jenkins in the latest Little White Lies

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#16 Post by Bikey » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:50 am

"Instantly sweeps the audience along with a liberated camera that plunges joyfully into the film’s carnivalesque world... Invites comparison with French New Wave masterpieces: its ménage à trois recalls Truffaut’s Jules and Jim (1962), but its stylistic virtuosity and affinity for youth culture makes it closer in spirit to Godard’s Breathless (1960). Jakubisko has a talent all his own when it comes to integrating the contemporary hippie zeitgeist into the traditional Slovak countryside"
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#17 Post by Bikey » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:10 am

"Everywhere is the centre of the universe, and that is the essence of cinema like Birds, Orphans and Fools; and why it must be rediscovered"
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#18 Post by Bikey » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:57 pm

"It's one of the unsung great movies of counter-culture cinema, and a great piece of revolutionary film-making. Essential viewing"
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#19 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:59 pm

feihong wrote:I'm getting excited about this one! The Slovakian disc is non-anamorphic, so the upgrade will probably be quite worth it. this movie left quite an impression on me both times I have watched it.
That's good to know. I hadn't bothered with this new edition since I still had the unwatched Slovak disc, but that changes things!

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#21 Post by Bikey » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:13 am

At FilmIdee (in Italian)

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#22 Post by Bikey » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:09 pm

"A still intoxicating bolt of New Wave energy... a chaotic mesh of dream logic and playful subversion accomplished with a feel of documentary riskiness... A luscious restored print"
Reviewed by Charlie Fox in the latest Sight & Sound

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#23 Post by Bikey » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:04 am

"Recommended for anyone with a taste for volatile, adventurous cinema in its purest form"
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#24 Post by charal » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:38 pm

There is currently a 14 minute edit of highlights from DESERTERS AND NOMADS on YouTube. It looks like restored high def from TV. The colours are breathtaking. Just search under "zbehovia a putnici." Has this been restored?

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