"Pearls of the Deep"
Directed by Jiri Menzel/Jan Nemec/Evald Schorm/Vera Chytilova/Jaromil Jires
Jiri Menzel (Closely Watched Trains), Jaromil
Jires (Valerie and Her Week of Wonders), and three other directors
from the 1960's Czech New Wave contribute witty, entertaining shorts, each
based on a different story by legendary writer Bohumil Hrabal. The anthology
showcases the groundbreaking styles and bold new themes of a new cinematic
era. These young directors took advantage of a more liberal political
climate to make films that were daring in both content and style. Includes
Mr. Baltazar (Jiri Menzel), The Swindlers (Jan Nemec),
House of Joy (Evald Schorm), The Globe Buffet (Vera Chytilova),
and Romance (Jaromil Jires). In Czech with English subtitles.