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František Vláčil: Marketa Lazarová

Saturday, July 26, 2014 — 2:30 pm

@ ROXIE THEATRE

3117 Sixteenth Street (at Valencia)

San Francisco, CA 94103 - MAP

(415) 863-1087


Marketa Lazarová

July 26–29 at the Roxie Theatre

presented in association with the Roxie Theatre
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4 screenings! July 26–29
Admission ($10): Advance tickets and screening times available here.
Cinematheque members receive 25% off advance tickets! Please contact sfc@sfcinematheque.org for our discount code!

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NEW 35MM PRINT COURTESY OF JANUS FILMS!

In its native land, František Vláčil’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 Vančura, 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. Vláčil’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.

Dir: František Vláčil. 1967. 35mm. In Czech w/ English subtitles. 167 mins.