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7 Mar 2015 - 15 Mar 2015

Jester and the Queen (Šašek a královna)

A caretaker at a medieval castle often abandons reality to live a second life as a clown to a beautiful but cruel French queen. Based on the mime play by Boleslav Polívka, the film juxtaposes two realities while featuring disorienting camerawork by Jan Malíř. Chytilová again tests formal (and political) boundaries in a film little seen outside Czechoslovakia.

Czechoslovakia 1987, directed by Věra Chytilová, with Boleslav Polívka, Chantal Poullain, Jiří Kodet, Vlastimil Brodský, 111 min, 35mm, with English subtitles

Screening times:
Sat 7 Mar, 20:40 / NFT2
Sun 15 Mar, 15:50 / NFT3

Box office: 020 7928 3232



Part of Defiance and Compassion: The Films of Věra Chytilová




BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT


From: 7 Mar 2015
To: 15 Mar 2015


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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