"The Shop on Main Street"
Directed by Jan Kadar & Elmar Klos
A haunting work about the
intersecting of the political
and personal, developed through the strange yet touching relationship of
an elderly Jewish shop owner and a passive carpenter whom the Nazis
appoint as her "Aryan controller." Winner of the 1965 Best
Foreign Film. With Ida Kaminska and Josef Kroner. "It manages to
translate the apocalyptic tragedy of our century into human terms and to
do so with laughter and tears, with scorn and passion" (Judith Crist).
Slovak with English subtitles. 125 minutes.