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2017/18 Season

CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS

Czechoslovakia 1966 (X)
93 minutes

Directed by JirŪ Menzel

Ipswich Film Theatre - 4 December 2017 - 7.30pm

Winner of the Foreign Language Oscar in 1968, Menzelís gentle tale is a perennial favourite and undoubtedly the most accessible of the films to emerge from the so-called Prague spring. It concerns a young railway employee during the Occupation who has his first, bitter-sweet, sexual experience. The presentation begins with the short film Premature (2013).

AUDIENCE COMMENTS: Subtle, very funny on so many levels and outstanding photography; A bit racey for 1966; European cinema at its best; Pondorous. Lacked flow. Didnít know what to make of it. Lacked finesse; This train passed me by completely.


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