Věra Chytilová’s career spans almost 50 years. A founding mother of the Czech New Wave; an avant-gardist and surrealist during the Prague Spring; a social chronicler in the Normalization period that followed the Soviet invasion; an anti-capitalist satirist of the independent Czech Republic. A documentarian, an archivist, a comedian who frequently collaborated with avant-garde theatre actors. A key figure for the cinematic development of the female point of view, who was, however, apprehensive of the “feminist” label. The ever-elusive Chytilová escapes definition, but remains, despite the numerous reinventions of her artistic self (from cinéma vérité to the avant-garde to realism), an enviably consistent filmmaker. How are we to watch her movies now – these idiosyncratic, odd, and outlandish pebbles in everyone’s critical shoe?
In the presence of Boris Nelepo, Carmen Grey and Jasmina Blaževič .
The round table will be held in English, with no translation.
Free admittance. Tickets must be collected on that day.