One of two fairytales he shot simultaneously (the other being The Ninth Heart), Juraj Herz’s adaptation surely remains the darkest, wintriest, most fetid filmic interpretation […]
A virginal woman (Iva Janžurová) hopes to marry a jaded soldier in the Austrian army (Petr Čepek), wilfully ignorant of the dissolute proclivities that might […]
Iva Janžurová puts in a tour-de-force performance as twin sisters Klára and Viktoria, the latter hell-bent on doing away with the former, in Juraj Herz’s […]
Karl Kopfrkingl, chillingly portrayed by Rudolf Hrušínský, is a cremator wooed by Nazism in the early days of the German occupation. Production of Juraj Herz’s […]
The winner of the 1965 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film returns in a glorious digital restoration which premiered at Karlovy Vary this year. With […]
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