links: Czech cinema

17th April 2017

Until 23 April MoMA in New York is running a season of Czech cinema from 1927-43. It looks like a wonderful series of almost unknown films.

Ecstasy and irony: Czech cinema, 1927-43: the MoMA programme page, with notes about each of the films below.

• Ecstasy and irony: Czech cinema, 1927-43: David Hudson on the series for Fandor, including a trailer for Gustav Machatý’s From Saturday to Sunday, 1931.

Czech please: Nick Pinkerton contributes a detailed essay about the series to Artforum – great read.

Tonka of the Gallows: for Film Comment, Farran Smith Nehme writes about one of the featured films, directed by Gustav Machatý in 1929.

Image: from Gustav Machatý’s Extase (Ecstasy), 1932, 35 mm, black-and-white, sound, 83 minutes.

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