Morgiana 1972 Ages 15+

11.00AM Sat 22 Jul 2017 (1hr 39mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'Iva Janžurová puts in a tour-de-force performance as twin sisters Klára and Viktoria, the latter hell-bent on doing away with the former, in this deliciously overripe adaptation of Aleksandr Grin's 1929 novel Jessie and Morgiana. With froufrou costuming and opulent production design informed by Herz's enthusiasm for the work of Gustav Klimt, cinematographer Jaroslav Kučera has a field day with wide-angle lenses and employing prismatic colour effects exceeding even those found in his earlier films with Věra Chytilová. Features an eerie soundtrack by the brilliant Luboš Fišer.' Melbourne Cinémathèque

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 99 MINS, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, CZECH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: JURAJ HERZ / SCRIPT: JURAJ HERZ, VLADIMÍR BOR / BASED ON THE NOVEL 'JESSIE AND MORGIANA' BY ALEXANDER GRIN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JAROSLAV KUCERA / EDITOR: JAROMÍR JANÁCEK / PRODUCTION CO: FILMOVÉ STUDIO BARRANDOV / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE, PRAGUE / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM