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Czechoslovak New Wave

The Hall of Lost Footsteps


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    Directed by Věra Chytilová • 1963 • Czechoslovakia

    The debut feature from Věra Chytilová interweaves two stories simultaneously: one a narrative about a frustrated mother (Vera Uzelacová) discontented with the drudgery of housework, the other a quasi documentary about a gymnast (real-life Olympi...

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    Directed by Evald Schorm • 1964 • Czechoslovakia

    Director Evald Schorm reflects on the changing political tides of his generation in this clear-eyed study of idealism and disillusionment. Jarda (Jan Kačer) is a passionate Communist worker fervently dedicated to the principles of his party. But a...

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    Directed by Jan Němec • 1964 • Czechoslovakia
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