Doclisboa wants to question the present of film, bringing along its history and assuming cinema as a mode of freedom. By refusing the categorization of film practice, it searches for the new problematics that cinematic image implies, in its multiple ways of engagement with the contemporary. Doclisboa tries to be a place to imagine reality through new modes of perception, reflection, and possible new forms of action.

The Jester and the Queen

Šašek a Královna

Věra Chytilová
1987 • Czechoslovakia • 112'
OCT 21 / 4.30 pm, São Jorge 3

“A quixotic custodian of a castle imagines himself as a medieval court jester, and the film switches back and forth between the real characters and their fantasy counterparts. Chytilová employs wide-angle lenses, dizzying camera movements, and restless editing.” Jonathan Rosenbaum


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