"The Valley of
Directed by Frantisek Vlacil
Czech New Wave filmmaker Frantisek Vlacil (The
White Dove) directs this poetic, startlingly realistic drama set during
the Middle Ages. A young man is sent to live and study with a religious
order after his father re-marries a very young woman. The boy's residency
with the order prompts existential reflection and the questioning of his
fundamental beliefs. Czech with English subtitles.