Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

Discuss DVDs released in the Eclipse and Essential Art House lines and the films on them.
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Re: Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

#151 Post by Gregory » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:11 pm

Daisies is essential, but whether it's the best place to start depends entirely on one's interests and appreciation for experimentation and jettisoning of conventional narrative structures and character development. Marketa Lazarová is certainly great and essential too, but very challenging, I thought, requiring at least two viewings to get a real handle on it. If you wanted to start out with more broadly appreciated and approachable films, you could put at the top of your list a couple of the films that really introduced the world to Czech cinema: Loves of a Blonde and Closely Watched Trains.

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