Petrolejové lampy (Oil Lamps) 1971 Ages 15+

11.00AM Sun 16 Jul 2017 (1hr 41mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'A virginal woman (Iva Janžurová) hopes to marry a jaded soldier in the Austrian army (Petr Čepek), wilfully ignorant of the dissolute proclivities that might just be sending him mad and attacking his body with a discomfiting wasting malady. Set, like its source, Jaroslav Havlíček's 1944 novel, at the very outset of the 20th century, Herz's sumptuous adaptation, enriched by "Dodo" Šimončič's glorious cinematography, meshes the director's love of Art Nouveau aesthetics with his peculiarly mordant Weltanschauung. The film's ironically romantic score is by Luboš Fišer.' Melbourne Cinémathèque

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 101 MINS, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, CZECH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: JURAJ HERZ / SCRIPT: JURAJ HERZ, MEIR DOHNAL, VÁCLAV SASEK / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY JAROSLAV HAVLÍCEK / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DODO SIMONCIC / EDITOR: JAROMÍR JANÁCEK / PRODUCTION CO: FILMOVÉ STUDIO BARRANDOV / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE, PRAGUE / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM