Marketa Lazarova (2013) Czechoslovakia
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Director:Frantisek Vlacil
Studio:Criterion Collection
Writer:Frantisek Vlacil
Date Added:2013-08-06
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Sound:PCM 1.0
Languages:Czech, German
Features:Black and White
Frantisek Vlacil  ...  (Director)
Frantisek Vlacil  ...  (Writer)
Josef Kemr  ...  
Magda Vasaryova  ...  
Nada Hejna  ...  
Ivan Paluch  ...  
Vlastimil Harapes  ...  
Summary: In its home country, František Vlácil’s Marketa Lazarová has been hailed as the greatest Czech film ever made; for many U.S. viewers, it will be a revelation. Based on a novel by Vladislav Vancura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and paganism, humankind and nature, love and violence. Vlácil’s approach was to re-create the textures and mentalities of a long-ago way of life, rather than to make a conventional historical drama, and the result is dazzling. With its inventive widescreen cinematography, editing, and sound design, Marketa Lazarová is an experimental action film.