Monday, August 10, 2009

the power of czech surrealism

why does the best surrealism of the second of the 20th century come from czechaslovakia? there is vera chitlova's landmark film, daisies, a scathing political endictment done with clever sophistication with tongue firmly in cheek. then there is 'an investigation of a party and its guests,' passer's intimate lighting, numerous films by jan svankmayer, and dusan makavajev was next doorin hungary doing his crazy thing. VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS isnt as good as some of the above stuff but its still visually arresting.

unfortunately, i cant remember any specifics right now. crap. this is a waste of a blog least it had a good title. i know the basic premise was girl gets magic earrings and for 7 days, everyone and their preist try to seduce her. the film was based on a fairy tale and certainly looked cool. oh man. i really dropped the ball on this one