For a one-week-only run from February 28th to March 6th, BAMcinématek is screening a newly struck 35mm print of Janus Films’ restoration of director František Vláčil’s haunting 1967 modernist masterpiece, Marketa Lazarová.
I reviewed the release for the CriterionCast when is was released on Blu-ray last June, and to say the least it hit me like a ton of bricks. With its surreal imagery, jarring editing, and evocative imagery it was billed by Criterion as an “experimental art film,” and was named by many as the best Czech film ever made. It’s certainly something.
If you find yourself in Brooklyn for a week and want a mesmerizing and wholly unique cinematic experience, then definitely find some time to head to BAM and see it. It’s one of those movies that needs to be seen on the biggest and widest screens possible.
For more info on tickets and showtimes click here, and check out some footage from the beginning of the film below.