Štefan Uher's exquisite, groundbreaking film is consistently ranked amongst the greatest films in the history of Czechoslovak cinema. It is also recognised as the film that kick-started the 'Czechoslovak New Wave', one of cinema's great creative movements. Bringing to the screen a number of then-unacceptable social and political themes (given the strict censorship of the time), combined with surprising sexual frankness and an exhilaratingly freewheeling approach, The Sun in a Net presented an authenticity in its depiction of ordinary lives that immediately struck a strong chord with audiences, consequently leading to the film being judged unsuitable by the authorities. This landmark film now finally gets its British premiere fifty years on from its first screening. This new trailer has been specially created for our release by editor Anthony Barlos.
Oldrich "Fajolo" Fajták (Marián Bielik), a student who directs quasi-existentialist verbal abuse at his girlfriend Bela Blažejová (Jana Beláková), takes off to a formally-volunteer summer work camp at a farm, actually mandated by the authorities, which inspires both him and Bela to start a relationship with someone else. A parallel story peels layers off Bela's permanently tense home life marked by her blind mother's (Eliška Nosáľová) studied helplessness, and her father's (Andrej Vandlík) revealed infidelity and past break with his father (Adam Jančo) who happens to live in the village where Fajolo is finding some consolation in the arms of a fellow student-volunteer Jana (Oľga Šalagová). As Fajolo begins to pry into Bela's grandfather's secrets, she, in turn, allows her new boyfriend Peťo (Ľubo Roman) to read and deride Fajolo's discursive and indirectly remorseful letters from the farm. —Slovakian Film Festival
Available now as part of PEARLS OF THE CZECH NEW WAVE Eclipse box set: http://www.criterion.com/boxsets/870-eclipse-series-32-pearls-of-the-czech-new-wave
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Lulu is a single mom who'd gone back to school and didn't have the time or interest in working full-time to pay for rent. So when she had to move out of her more conventional home, she decided to move herself and her daughter into a shipping container. With no building experience, Lulu spent just one month cutting windows and a door and installing insulation and a basic kitchen (complete with propane-powered campstove and on-demand water heater). Then she and her daughter moved into the 8 by 20 foot square foot home, fitting a bed, couch, bookshelf and kitchen cabinets into the 160 square foot box. When Lulu decided they needed a bit more space, she went from shipping to trucking waste and began to build their bedroom on a used flatbed trailer. "It's really mostly built like a shed. It's a nice looking shed, but it's really an 8 by 16 shed with windows in it." Using only recycled building materials- including used floorboards, windows, cabinets, doors, bathtub, toilet and sinks- she built the entire thing for about $4,000 (trailer included). Original story here: http://www.faircompanies.com/videos/view/california-shipping-container-tiny-home-cargo-trailer-room/ Music credit: "I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor" by Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com/)
In this archived episode from the Movie Geeks United podcast, the hosts pay tribute to Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni days after their deaths on July 30, 2007 with guests Peter Burnett and NY Times writer Adam Bernstein. For more information on Movie Geeks United, and to listen to our archive of over 600 filmmaker interviews, visit us at http://www.moviegeeksunited.net. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/moviegeeksunited Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/moviegeeksunite
Gregory Peck presents the Oscar for Foreign Language Film to Czechoslovakia for "The Shop on Main Street" at the 38th Academy Awards. Accepted by co-director Ján Kadár and hosted by Bob Hope. See more 1966 Oscar highlights: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDN8yorpAFFIGFWN3a2PyDVu Become an Oscar Insider: http://www.oscars.org/insider/ Check out our Academy Originals: https://www.youtube.com/user/AcademyOriginals ABOUT THE ACADEMY The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners¬—the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.
Teaser for a documentary about the famous scottish painter, musician and poet Alan Davie to celebrate his 90th birthday. Produced by galerie gimpel & muller, Paris (www.gimpel-muller.com) Directed by Fabrice Grange Teaser pour un documentaire sur le grand peintre, musicien et poète écossais Alan Davie pour célébrer ses 90 ans. Production : galerie gimpel & muller, Paris Réalisation : Fabrice Grange
Birdy performs a spine-tingling version of Passenger's Let Her Go in the Radio 1 Live Lounge for Fearne Cotton. For more from Birdy and other exclusive Live Lounge performances click here http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/rnc5d4