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Video
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
Using a hand-held verité camera style, Panalstory follows the live of several residents of a communist-bloc apartment complex from hell. Shot in a real unfinished housing project, this film is not only about life in the Soviet bloc, but concerns universal themes.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (76 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert. Sound: digital; optical; mono; Dolby Digital 1.0. Video: laser optical; NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders serves up an endlessly looping, nonlinear fairy tale, set in a quasi-medieval landscape. Ravishingly shot, enchantingly scored, and spilling over with surreal fancies.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out pamphlet. Sound: digital; optical; mono. Digital: video file; Blu-ray.
A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders serves up an endlessly looping, nonlinear fairy tale, set in a quasi-medieval landscape. Ravishingly shot, enchantingly scored, and spilling over with surreal fancies.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
2 videodiscs (165 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (40 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Based on a novel by Vladislav Vančura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and Pagansim, humankind and nature, and love and violence.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (103min.) : sd., b&w and col.; 4 3/4 in.
A psychological drama about an engineer unable to adjust to the world around him after his suicide attempt.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., b&w and col.; 4 3/4 in.
  • Smrt pana Baltazara = Mr. Baltazar's death / directed by Jiřé Menzel
  • Podvodníci = Impostors / directed by Jan Němec
  • Dům radosti = House of joy / directed by Evald Schorm
  • Automat svět = Restaurant of the world / directed by Věra Chytilová
  • Romance / directed by Jaromil Jireš.
Five short films by the greatest directors of the Czech New Wave make up this extraordinary anthology ; based on the stories of legendary Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal, the films represent a range of artistic expression and human emotion.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (157 min.) : sd., b&w and col.; 4 3/4 in.
  • Rozmarné léto = Capricious summer (76 min. ; 1968)
  • Žert = The joke (81 min. ; 1969)
Rozmarné léto: Three middle-aged men have their summer interrupted by the arrival of a circus performer and his beautiful assistant.
Žert: A man is expelled form the Communist Party due to a joke. After he is released from working the mines and prison, he plots revenge against the person who betrayed him.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (146 min.) : sd., b&w and col.; 4 3/4 in.
  • Sedmikrasky = Daisies (76 min. ; 1966)
  • O slavnosti a hostech = A report on the party and guests (70 min. ; 1966)
Two teenage girls decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them.
A group of happy picnickers are accosted by a group of strangers led by a bullying sadist who has an unbreakable hold over his followers. After he interrogates one of them, a stranger then invites everyone to a nonsensical, but elegant and formal banquet outdoors. A political thriller that was 'banned forever' from the Czech Republic due to satirizing unquestioning conformity.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"Jealous of her vapidly 'good' sister's popularity, poisonous Viktoria doses pretty Klara's tea with a slow-acting fatal substance. As the latter grows hysterically weak, the former finds success increasingly compromised by guilt, blackmail, and the pesky need to kill others lest she be exposed" --Internet Movie Database.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Using a hand-held verité camera style, Panelstory follows the live of several residents of a communist-bloc apartment complex from hell. Shot in a real unfinished housing project, this film is not only about life in the Soviet bloc, but concerns universal themes.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Karl Kopfrkingl works at a stately crematorium in Prague. Obsessed with his duties, he believes he is liberating the souls of the departed. With Nazi forces gathering at the Czech border, Karl descends into a mania that allows him to wholly enact his disturbed beliefs.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
During the Prague Spring, that brief flowering of freedom that preceded the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Vojtech Jasny directed this impassioned account of his country's tragic relationship with the Soviet Union.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (159 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (15 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Set in medieval times as Christianity is beginning to replace paganism in Eastern Europe, this movie tells the story of a minor Czech pagan clan and their Christian neighbors who attract the attention of the King and must pick sides.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (68 min.) : sd., b & w. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (17 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
A political thriller that satirizes unquestionable conformity. A group of happy picnickers run afoul of a bullying sadist who has an unbreakable hold over his followers. After he interrogates one of them, a stranger then invites everyone to an elegant, formal banquet in the woods. The affair is bizarre, and ends with the group armed and hunting down a guest who chose not to remain.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
A tale of two lovers trapped in the aftermath of WWII. Lingering resentment over the war and bitter political strife stand in the way of their happiness.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
An aging Jewish doctor is forbidden to practice medicine in Prague during the Nazi occupation. He is employed in a warehouse as a clerk, cataloguing confiscated Jewish property. When a partisan is wounded, the doctor reluctantly agrees to treat him. The doctor hides him in his run-down apartment buiding as he sneaks through the black-market underworld of Prague in search of morphine to ease the man's pain, ever fearful of informant neighbors and vigilant authorities. Within a historical context, director Zbyněk Brynych creates a thinly-disguised allegory about contemporary communist Czechoslovakia that is rich in atmosphere and dark in tone. The expressionist cinematography and stellar performances make this lost masterwork an unforgettable viewing experience.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sd., b&w. ; 4 3/4 in.
Debut film of a great director and a signature work of the Czech New Wave. Concerns the dreams of two musician friends, one of whom, having left their small hometown to become successful, returns to visit the other who stayed behind at the local music school. Focusing on the humour of the routine, it shows true affection and understanding for all its characters to become that very rare thing in comedy, a work of great originality and universal acceptance--Container.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (15 p.)
"In this modern, highly stylized adaptation of the Adam and Eve story, a couple vacationing at a spa is offered the forbidden fruit of Eden. The husband, Robert, refuses to eat the apple, but wife Eva bites into the luscious fruit."--Container.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 p., 18 cm.)
  • Mr. Baltazar = Smart pana Baltazara / director, Jiří Menzel
  • The swindlers = Podvodníci / director, Jan Němec
  • House of joy = Dům radosti / dirctor, Evald Schorm
  • The globe buffet = Automat svět / director, Věra Chytilová
  • Romance = Romance / dirctor, Jaromil Jireš.
An anthology of five short films by Czech new wave directors, each based on a Bohumil Hrabal story.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 p.; 17 cm.)
Tells the true story of Maruska Kuderikova, a courageous, young Moravian girl who was part of the Czech Resistance during World War II. Maruska was arrested by the Nazis for her resistance work, an experience she chronicled in a makeshift diary.
Media & Microtext Center