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16 Jul 2014 19:00

Farewell to the Riverside Studios: Markéta Lazarová

Second Run DVD and Czech Centre London present a very special screening of the great Czech filmmaker František Vláčil’s acknowledged masterpiece – Markéta Lazarová. Presented for the first time in the UK from a stunning new 4k restoration of the film, created and supplied by the Czech National Film Archive.

František Vláčil, Czechoslovakia, 1967, 159 minutes, Czech with English subtitles

Voted the greatest Czech film ever made, this dark and passionate medieval epic chronicles the rivalry between two warring clans, the Kozlíks and the Lazars, and the doomed love affair of Mikolás Kozlík and Marketa Lazarová. Adapted from Vladislav Vančura’s classic novel, this fierce 13th-Century epic is a meticulously designed evocation of the period. Impressively ambitious and multi-layered, it is the crowning achievement of Vláčil’s career and is one of the great cornerstones of world cinema.

"Markéta Lazarová is without a doubt the best historical film ever made anywhere"
Film Quarterly

"A stunning work" Variety

"... the most convincing film about the Middle Ages made anywhere" Sight & Sound, 75 Hidden Gems of Cinema

"... stark, daring and often astoundingly dynamic" Time Out

Tickets: www.riversidestudios.co.uk
Box Office: 020 8237 1111

The event is part of  Farewell to the Riverside Studios



Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL


16 Jul 2014 19:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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