Available on Blu-ray June 14
“A remarkably fluid, free-flowing affair, revelling in the caprices of its liquored-up characters... it’s a joyous discovery and essential catch-up viewing for anyone already bitten by the Czechoslovakian New Wave bug.”
Cerise Howard, Senses of Cinema
One of the great gems of Slovak cinema, Peter Solan's daring and tender drama makes its world Blu-ray premiere via Second Run.
Set entirely in a nightclub in a mountain ski resort over one eventful evening, Before Tonight is Over brings together an exceptional cast as they drink, dance, flirt, and fight in a delightful, kaleidoscopic character study.
Highly improvised and experimental in its approach, the film achieves a remarkable, intimate naturalism, offering a sharp critique of then-contemporary life as the characters gradually reveal their unfulfilled dreams, delusions and disappointments. Once condemned for its depiction of societies vices, the radical Before Tonight is Over remains a potent work of wit and wisdom.
Our world-premiere, region-free Blu-ray edition from a new 2K HD master features a newly filmed appreciation of the film, plus two contemporaneous short films reflecting the locale and milieu of the film.
“A tiny capsule, uniquely preserved from a very brief time in history, yet it still rings perfectly true... a beautifully innovative cinematic experience, and a true hidden gem of a film that deserves greater attention.”
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Peter Solan's Before Tonight Is Over (Kým sa skončí táto noc), announced in the latest Second Run Newsletter.