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  • Witchhammer

    Directed by Otakar Vávra • 1970 • Czechoslovakia
    Starring Vladimír Šmeral, Elo Romančík, Josef Kemr

    Cowritten by Ester Krumbachová and director Otakar Vávra, this unsettling parable uses seventeenth-century religious hysteria as a potent allegory for the repressive political climate of Soviet-oc...

  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

    Directed by Jaromil Jireš • 1970 • Czechoslovakia
    Starring Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anyžová, Petr Kopriva

    A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WON...

  • Naughty Young People: Chytilová, Kuče...

    This 2012 documentary by Daniel Bird describes the extraordinary collaboration among three artists at the height of their powers: director Věra Chytilová, cinematographer Jaroslav Kučera, and screenwriter Ester Krumbachová.