Panelstory aneb Jak se rodí sídliste (Prefab Story) 1980 Ages 15+
2.30PM Sun 29 Jul 2018 (1hr 36mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
This scathing and often very funny rubbishing of life under Normalisation (1969–1987) has had scant exposure abroad; the local authorities did their utmost to suppress it domestically for many years, too. Working once more with Jaromír Šofr, her cameraman from Ceiling and A Bagful of Fleas, Véra Chytilová presents a frantic, wide-angled, noisy mosaic of life at a monstrous, underdone, debris-ridden high-rise housing estate on Prague’s outskirts, cocking a vicious snook at its Potemkin village pretensions to community building.
35MM TO DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 96 MINUTES, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, CZECH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: VÉRA CHYTILOVÁ / SCRIPTWRITER: VÉRA CHYTILOVÁ & EVA KACÍRKOVÁ / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JAROMIR SOFR / EDITOR: JIRÍ BROZEK / SOUND: JIRÍ HORA / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE IN PRAGUE