Panna a netvor (Beauty and the Beast) 1978 Ages 15+

11.00AM Sun 23 Jul 2017 (1hr 23mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'One of two fairytales he shot simultaneously (the other being The Ninth Heart), Herz's adaptation surely remains the darkest, wintriest, most fetid filmic interpretation of Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's venerable fairytale. Headily steeped in Gothic atmospherics, Herz's Beauty Julie (Zdena Studenková) is pitted against a most unconventional Beast (celebrated ballet dancer Vlastimil Harapes) whose tormented mien is less than leonine and instead inspired, one might surmise, by the surrealism of Georges Franju's Judex and Max Ernst's alter ego, Loplop.' Melbourne Cinémathèque

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 83 MINS, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, CZECH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: JURAJ HERZ / SCRIPT: OTA HOFMAN, FRANTIŠEK HRUBÍN / BASED ON THE FAIRY TALE 'LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE' BY JEANNE-MARIE LEPRINCE DE BEAUMONT / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JIŘÍ MACHÁNĚ / EDITOR: JAROMÍR JANÁČEK / PRODUCTION CO: FILMOVÉ STUDIO BARRANDOV / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE, PRAGUE / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM