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Diamonds of the Night (Nemec, 1964) and The Return of the Prodigal Son (Schorm, 1967)

Diamonds of the Night is such a bleak, intense, daring experience. It’s pretty different than other Czech New Wave films, including director Jan Nemec’s 1966 film A Report on the Party and the Guests. It’s kind of like if Chris Marker remade Come and … Continue reading

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The Joke (Jires, 1969) and A Report on the Party and the Guests (Nemec, 1966)

The Joke is one of the best from the incredibly rich Czech New Wave. Jaromil Jires might be better known for his follow-up, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, as that film has basically reached cult status, but it’s this … Continue reading

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